Curiosity doesn’t kill the cat!

February 9, 2022 |

New Ideas with Ginnie & Pinney Over the holiday period I realised I wanted to share how the Ginnie & Pinney materials can be used differently, so here are a few ideas which will hopefully broaden children’s learning and increase their curiosity. The more we can stimulate children to be curious, the better. That old…


About Compassion, Fear and Tolerance-

January 24, 2022 |

Firstly Happy New Year. I really hope you have had a very good and restful break over the New Year. Particularly after such difficult times we have endured in 2020 and 2021. Let’s hope 2022 bring us health, peace and some normality to the school year. I thought I would like to start the year…

Seasons Greetings from Penny & Winnie at Ginnie & Pinney! May all your wishes come true and that we all have a better 2022!

December 22, 2021 |
Christmas colour in sheet

Colour your Christmas!

November 8, 2021 |

Hi! Christmas is just around the corner! Can you believe it? I’m sure a lot of you have started preparing for Christmas. To make your Christmas even more fun, here are couple of Ginnie & Pinney Xmas colour-in sheets for you! Colour them, cut them out, hang them in your Christmas tree, stick them on…

Academic References & A Little History

October 11, 2021 |

Hi everyone. How do you like our new website? We think it looks great and want to do a shout out to the clever designers at Department of Creative Affairs, Leigh and Dane. You may not know but Ginnie & Pinney started many years ago when Winnie and I worked with academics in China where…

What to do with young children under lockdown

August 24, 2021 |

How are you all going in lockdown #6 in Victoria and continued lockdown in NSW? I have been struggling to find something to write about that will give you all a bit of inspiration and some practical ideas you can do with your young children. Mostly, the activities I am suggesting need either a parent…

Resilience in the time of Covid-19

July 29, 2021 |

Updated: Aug 18 I have been thinking a lot about what to write for this next blog and the issue that is foremost in my mind is how children and their parents, teachers and carers are coping over this last lockdown. If you are living in Victoria or in NSW you are in the thick of…

About Being Bossy

July 16, 2021 |

I was in the middle of writing this Blog about being bossy when the doors shut tight for our 5th lockdown in Melbourne and the continuation of the lockdown in Sydney so I needed to take a moment to acknowledge all of us shut into our homes again and want to say that we are…

Let’s talk about ‘persistence’!

July 12, 2021 |

Two Saturdays ago, the City of Yarra hosted a book launch for Ginnie & Pinney at the magnificent Reading Room at the Fitzroy Town Hall. I want to thank all those that came to hear Winnie and I read books to the children and to the adults who listened to a short version of the…

Free School Holiday Activity Pack!!

June 24, 2021 |

Yay! It’s school holiday time! Are you looking for some activities to keep your little ones engaged? To make it easier we created a School Holiday Activity Pack for you to download and it is FREE! This 10-page PDF includes the following activities: Colour-in Cover 3, 2, 1, Here I Come Finish the Pattern Colour…

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