Aussie, Aussie, Aussie!
[Oi! Oi! Oi!]
... Just one of the gems I taught my daughter today. Others include "how's the serenity" (although she says "how senity" - just remember, she's three!), "bonza" and "maaaaaaate"! Couldn't help myself.
To my non-Aussie friends:
Today was Australia day, a national holiday celebrating what it means to be Australian and how fortunate we are to live in our amazing country. Now that we're on the same page, here's how we incorporated a bit of Aus into Eden's day (Ava's a tad small to appreciate Australia Day, she's 9 months old)....
We took a day off our 5-a-day-books challenge, and instead we read some Australian Children's classics:
Possum Magic, by Mem Fox
Magic Beach, by Alison Lester
Grug, by Ted Prior
Eden did her Australia puzzle, and we talked about the people we know who live interstate:
And lastly, we made our own Aussie Akubra hat complete with dangling corks to keep the flies away. Well, not exactly, we actually made a paper hat complete with wooden pegs to keep the flies away. Same diff.
Happy Australia Day! ~ L.