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…

Thank you for helping us to help the environment!

June 23, 2021 |

When Winnie and I began our long Ginnie & Pinney journey we talked early on about being a company that was socially responsible. As we have made more sales we have looked at where we could donate a percentage of our earnings that could help us become that socially responsible company. Two areas came to…

A book launch!! Finally!!

June 18, 2021 |

Yarra City Council is kindly hosting a book launch and author reading and signing (me) for Ginnie & Pinney at The Reading Room, Fitzroy Town Hall on Saturday July 3rd from 2PM to 3PM. We have been trying to do this for the last 15 months but as you know in Victoria, Covid had other…

Ginnie & Pinney’s GOOD NEWS!

June 17, 2021 |

Hi to all our Ginnie & Pinney wonderful people, young and old. For those of you coming out of lockdown and suffering the shocking storm across Victoria, we are very happy to share some good news! Winnie and I are thrilled to tell you the animation company, Moody Street Productions have optioned Ginnie & Pinney…

Why Ginnie & Pinney Care About Plastic

June 6, 2021 |

Updated: Jun 7 In our book, Roll Up, Roll Up, Clean Up, Kevin, Kelly and Kylie Koalas are creating a big and smelly mess in their house. The reason we created this book is to highlight how taking responsibility about our rubbish, is vital. Every time I go for a walk I can’t help but pick…

Social Media: A reflection from Penny Harris

May 30, 2021 |

Hi everyone, Over the last few weeks our publisher has been politely suggesting we need to do more on social media. This made me think about how younger and younger children (as well as their parents and carers) are so influenced by what they are seeing and hearing on all the social media platforms, how…

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