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6 easy heartfelt, handmade Mother’s Day gifts Mums love and little ones love to make 

Every mum is a gift. But on Mother’s Day, it’s their turn to receive some love in the shape of a special gift.   Help your little learners say “I love you, Mum” with these super simple craft activities. Key tags in candy colours. Wooden flowers that always bloom. Sweet note holders that cradle special messages.

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Cultural resources showcase – what’s new & inspiring in 2024 

Authentic resources in the cultural space can be so creative! We love hearing how you use them with your students and children to engage, teach and tell stories. With a strong focus on embedding cultural perspectives into the Early Childhood Education Curriculum, Te Whāriki, our goal, as always, is to support you in your teaching

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Celebrate Summer With 7 Handmade Craft Activities Full Of Sunshine And Fun!

From sand art to a paper plate sun… try some quick, cool fun over the long, hot summer. Celebrate the colours, textures and feathery, fluttery creatures of summer with these 7 super-easy craft activities. Designed for little hands to deliver a big result, share your summer craft handmade creativity and tag us @modernteaching! We love

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The Hot Dozen Resources You’ll Want For Your Centre In 2024

At MTA, we love listening to you and understanding what you care about in your early learning centre. We know you’re juggling a LOT of things – budgets, funding, resourcing, staffing and caring for those little growing minds. Our team has curated a fresh dozen resources for all budgets and needs we think you’ll love

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Toy Gift Guide For Parents

Has the Grinch stolen your Christmas gifting inspiration? Our teacher-approved Christmas gift guide is packed with ideas that are guaranteed to bring smiles on Christmas morning (and won’t end up stuffed in the back of the closet come January!).

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10 Most Popular Educational Resources Of 2021

Penny Groen

Let’s talk about learning resources and what makes some of them so popular! Is it the quality, reliability and value for money? Is it their sustainability and eco-friendly footprint on the environment? Is it the play value? Yes, absolutely! But it’s also so much more than that.

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Books For Brighter Times

Emily Bruce

Rise and shine, it’s book blog time! Welcome back to the MTA Book Blog, this month coming to you bright-eyed and bushy-tailed from a very different-looking Sydney. We were thrilled that so many of you enjoyed and responded to the last post, Picture Books For Unsettling Times, in which we looked at some beautiful books

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Crafts To Inspire Christmas Creativity

Olivia Siddaway

Christmas is such a special time of year, and no doubt in recent times it has become an even more important holiday where families can bond and celebrate. Inspiring joy and inviting groups of students to create festive crafts brings about warmth and connection. The act of making can have such a positive effect on

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Picture Books For Unsettling Times

Emily Bruce

Welcome back to the MTA Book Blog, this month coming to you from my lockdown book cave here in Sydney. If you haven’t had chance yet, do check out the previous book blog post, Telling the Story of Lockdown, posted back in June. At the time, I could never have guessed that we were only

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Hands-On Learning Experiences With Osmo

Taylor Donnelly

The Osmo range features some of my favourite classroom resources for introducing coding and integrating technology across multiple key learning areas. Today I’m going to share with you the top five things I love about Osmo. Read along to find top-rated products and resources that my students and I love to use in our classroom.

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