An Instagram from the week that has been:


Washing the car together was the highlight of our week. The kids enjoyed cleaning, playing and getting wet; I enjoyed having a clean car and not having to sort out squabbles and complaints all morning because they were having such a good time together.

Messy play has that uncanny effect. The thought of messy play initially sends me running the other way – “But it’s MESSY! Think of the cleaning up involved.” Once I get through that initial bump and let kids have messy play, I find that most times, they play so well together and for such sustained periods of time. The clean up is well worth the effort.

Here are 3 ways to have happy messy kids from last week’s Weekly Kids’ Co-op


September 2012


Weekly Kids Co-op

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Pauline Pauline & Lessons Learnt Journal is all about life with kids. Pauline is an Aussie mum and teacher who shares her love for play, math games, writing and reading activities. She believes that #playmatters, values curiosity & wonder, wisdom, obedience and respect. She also needs naps. When not blogging, she may be found virtually hoarding on Pinterest, trying to decide which Instagram filter to apply, or compulsively refreshing her Facebook feed.