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A Little Readers Cottage
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At Little Readers Cottage, we believe that learners who loves to read will read to learn!

Are you looking for a pre-reading program for your preschooler?

Using the evidence-based Little Learners Love Literacy program®. Little Readers Cottage uses explicit teaching (phonics), play, games, crafts, music and FUN to teach pre-reading skills, instil a love of reading and boost your child’s confidence.

The goal of the program is to add some literacy (phonics) tools to your child’s toolbox to help your child thrive as a confident reader and writer. At a pace that is developmentally appropriate, your child will enjoy meeting Milo Monkey and all of his friends whilst learning about their special sounds and letters, practising letter formation, making crafts, dancing and listening to stories. We also have fun with numbers too! Enquire about Little Readers Cottage today for 2022.

About Little Learners Love Literacy
Little Learners Love Literacy® is a proven approach to teaching children to read and write with confidence. This program is based on evidence-based literacy research that stresses the importance of explicit and sequential literacy teaching from the beginning, giving children the best possible chance of developing into fluent readers and writers. Enquire about Little Readers Cottage today for 2022.

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I have a Master’s of Teaching in primary education and I am an accredited primary school teacher.

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Tues or Wed from 10am to 11am

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0448990139
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19 Crana Avenue, East Lindfield
Arki Tribe
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ARKi multiFUNctional play couches have been created by a lower north shore family with generations of expertise in supplying quality furniture in the Australian market.

The ARKi play couch is built on the foundation of the supporting play-based learning and is designed to spark imaginations whilst fostering the power of play and the development of creative, social and motor skills.

From couch to cubby to puppet show, ARKi transforms with the simple flip of a cushion. It’s mix of shapes, including squares, half-moons, trapezoids, and unique arches, and easy connect velcro tabs and non-slip backing, offers hours of frustration-free fun!

Designed with everyone in mind, it’s the eye candy of the kids’ furniture world promoting beautiful uninhibited cohabitation with a wide range of textured fabrics and two-tone colour choices to suit every style.

And who says you can’t jump on the couch? ARKi is built from durable, non-compressed foams (CertiPUR-US safety certified) and beautifully textured ‘heavy commercial’ grade fabrics which not only look and feel sensational but also provide easy clean (machine washable) and hard-wearing assurance.

So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to unleash the personality archetypes within and join the ARKi Tribe!

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Betty & Lola
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Betty and Lola is a lifestyle store in the heart of North Willoughby and is one of our fave local ‘go to’ spots when we have a gift to buy and let’s be honest … we usually leave with something for ourselves too. They truly have something for every age and every occasion from women’s fashion, homewares and wellness brands as well as their eponymous range of kids clothes from which the brand evolved. Supporting independent labels means Betty and Lola has lovingly curated a collection featuring mainly Australian brands and designers that share a similar ethos of unique, stylish and ethically produced pieces. You’ll find labels like Binny, The Dreamer, Le Stripe, Alessandra, Zoe Kratzmann, Fairley, DOF, Inartisan, Saarde along side gorgeous handmade candles and lotions and quirky hand painted vases. Betty and Lola is full of pieces you won’t see elsewhere, parking is easy and gift wrapping is included … so you can pop in and out without having to schlep to the mall and there’s fab coffee and food right next door.

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(02) 9967 5502
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Shop 4, 183 High St
Willoughby,
Billie & Byron
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Babyhood is beautiful, raw, and undeniably magical. Here at Billie & Byron, we celebrate this precious moment in time with stunning, stylish and beautifully designed unisex babywear and accessories.

We’re a small family-owned e-commerce business and we’re proud to stock and support an array of gorgeous Australian brands including Kiin Baby, Susukoshi, Blossom & Pear, Truly Amor, Lullaby Skincare, Nature Bubz, Pop Ya Tot, One.Chew.Three and more.

Billie & Byron was founded by local North Shore mum Lauren Dunne. Lauren created Billie & Byron while on maternity leave with her young son, Oliver. Lauren lives in Willoughby with her husband, son, and their dog MacGyver.

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Shop online at billieandbyron.com
Karina Lane
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Helping overstretched, overwhelmed parents regain their control, sanity and joy

Karina Lane is a parenting educator, psychology graduate and certified parenting coach. She is the founder and CEO of Karina Lane Parenting Coach, and creator of The Chilled Parents Collective, a powerful parenting and mindset coaching program for mums, dads and caregivers.

As a mum of four primary school-aged children, Karina is the first to admit that raising children can be tough work.  But among all the chaos, overwhelm and noise of family life, she knows the secrets to raising happy, healthy kids – and staying sane and resilient along the way.

The role of a parenting coach is to help you be the best version of YOU for your family. Karina will help you recharge your mindset, level-up your parenting strategies and revitalise your wellbeing. Along the way, you’ll discover more energy and vitality, more happiness and better problem-solving skills. Your relationship with your children will deepen and you’ll feel more equipped to manage big emotions and behaviour.

The outcome? Happy, healthy children, harmonious family life and reinstated calm for you!

Want to know how to make parenting life easier? Go here to book a free, no-obligation strategy session.

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0400 461 205
MINI CASA
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MINI CASA is a boutique interior design agency based in Mosman specialising in everything relating to interiors for kids.

Founded by Interior Decorator and mum of three, Sandy Folder after years of designing nurseries, kids bedrooms and playrooms.

Sandy loves to create fun and colourful interiors that reflect your child’s unique personality and lifestyle needs.

No project is too big or small, Sandy loves working on them all.

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Twigs + Blossoms Craft Studio
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Twigs + Blossoms Craft Studio is a small, relaxed studio space located in leafy Castle Cove.
Owned and run by a local North Shore Mum with teenage girls, the idea for the studio was fuelled by a trip to Asia where we were able to immerse ourselves in day long classes learning weaving, dying and cooking with local artisans/ chefs. Added to that were lots of requests for sewing and craft classes and parties after closing the boutique store (Twigs + Blossoms) that was located in Killarney Heights.
Trained as a fashion designer and patternmaker, plus 17 years working with product as a buyer, the love of design and making is inherent in Liz’s life from when she was young, always being surrounded by a ‘family of makers’ and artists.
The Summer 2021 School Program has just launched with a ‘Small is the new Big’ Focus to learning. We have focused on Learn to Sew Workshops with a class size of 4 (1:2 ratio) as well as teen classes and macrame making.
We also offer Adult Sewing Classes (started late in 2020, these were a highlight of the year!) and boutique style craft parties in the studio with 2021 hoping to increase from 10 to 12 children under covid safe restrictions.
If you would like to connect with us and receive our monthly updates on what’s on in the studio, please pop through to our website and sign up to our newsletter. Craft is a great way to disconnect and find some zen time in our hectic lives.

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Studio D
12 Denawen Ave
Castle Cove
NSW 2069