Hi! Welcome to One Perfect Day.
So what exactly is One Perfect Day?
Throughout our pages, you will find creative ways for kids to play and learn. The emphasis is on quick, simple and low-cost ideas, which can be done with a minimum of fuss, using items commonly found around the home. We are all about “un-toys” – think cardboard boxes etc – materials that are open-ended so that kids can unleash their creativity. With activities covering art, sensory play, imaginative and dramatic play, science, early maths and literacy, you are sure to find something to keep your kids busy and entertained. I also share family recipes, home organisation tips and thoughts on positive and gentle parenting.
So who are the faces behind the blog?
I’m Ness, and I live in Sydney, Australia. First and foremost I am mum to six year old Michael. I’m also a freelance writer and blogger, and I’ve recently returned to University to study Speech Pathology. I believe in gentle, positive parenting and I’m inspired by the philosophies of Rie, Montessori and Reggio Emilia. One Perfect Day is where I share my family’s journey of gentle parenting, playful learning, and finding joy in the little moments.
I began this blog as a way to connect with other parents raising young children. Over the years our community has grown to include parents, caregivers and educators. Nothing makes me more excited than when a teacher contacts me to say one of our activities has been used in the classroom or when a parent emails me to say how helpful our parenting series “Ten Ways to Connect with Your Child” has been for their family.
Where to start
If you are wondering where to start, here are the links to some of our most popular posts. Alternatively you can browse the category menu at the top of the page.
PARENTING – 10 Simple Ways to Connect with our Kids
NUMERACY / EARLY MATH – Simple Math Play with Loose Parts
EARLY LITERACY – Learning with LEGO
IMAGINATIVE PLAY – Frog Pond Small World Play
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