The Pyjama Foundation Blog

Read about our latest adventures and glean some tips and tricks about helping children to grow, learn and flourish – it’s all here on The Pyjama Foundation Blog!

Celebrating Unity and Diversity this Harmony Day

Harmony Week is all about celebrating diversity, fostering inclusiveness, encouraging a sense of belonging and showing respect to all Australians.

Five Unique Kids Books that help #BreakTheBias this International Women’s Day

Books have the power to inspire, and this International Women’s Day 2022, they can have the power to #BreakTheBias. Here are 5 unique children’s books that have the power to teach girls about speaking up, following their bliss and making a difference.

How to Give Meaningful Compliments to Children, Teens, & Adults!

Compliments are the simplest act of kindness and can be very effective at showing praise and deepening a connection. Particularly for children, compliments can help boost their self-esteem and confidence.

Follow Your Feelings – Max and Worry Book Review

Follow Your Feelings is a new series written by Kitty Black and illustrated by Joss Rose. This series aims to start conversations about identifying and managing feelings in a healthy way.

Jolly Christmas Crafts

Christmas is right around the corner and it is time to embrace the festive spirit of the season. We have gathered a complete Santa’s list of Christmas crafts to do with your little ones.

Christmas Roll & Write Activity

This Roll & Write Writing Activity can be used to engage children in creative writing in the lead up to the festive season.

World Kindness Day 2021

Every year on November 13 the world is called together to celebrate World Kindness Day. Here are some ideas to inspire you to infuse kindness into the world.

Celebrating brain diversity through one powerful story

.The Girl Who Thought In Pictures is a sweet, intelligent book that celebrates diversity of thought and mind – including how thinking differently can lead to the most imaginative and clever ideas.

 

If you’ve ever felt different, if you’ve ever been low,

If you don’t quite fit in, there’s a name you should know…

TEMPLE GRANDIN’s that name!

 

And one you won’t quickly forget after reading this touching true-life story!

Temple was born long before anyone knew much about autism. However, at a young age she realised she saw the world differently. Her mind filled with photos and pictures instead of words and numbers like the kids around her.

But instead of feeling embarrassed or angry, Temple used her unique brain to develop a wonderful invention. She created the cattle hugging machine, used by farmers across the globe that allows cows to feel safe and secure. They are able to keep calm, even when they’re feeling afraid.

Combining lyrical language, beautiful illustrations and an inspiring story, this book is perfect for any child who feels different, whether because of autism or any other brain disorder.

Most importantly, it’s a reminder for every reader that we’re all different. This often includes the way our brains work.

Thankfully for the world (and for cute cows everywhere), people like Temple exist. The rest of us can be awed and inspired by their unique way of thinking and seeing the world – including their amazing ideas and inventions!

Eat, drink and be scary!

This Halloween, keep the spirits alive (pun intended)! Dress up in your Halloween costume, put up the decorations, and create some of these delicious Halloween-themed recipes.

The Impact of Illiteracy and the Importance of Early Intervention

Three billion people around the world struggle with basic level reading, writing and literacy. Studies revealed that those excluded from the education system at an early age often remain disadvantaged for the rest of their lives.