If you’re looking for inspo for your kids, check out Vanessa Nansen, better known as @the_kmart_teacher, on Instagram.

Based on the Gold Coast and with more than 12 years of primary school teaching experience and a lifetime of shopping nous, Vanessa searches the aisles of Kmart for out-of-the-box goodies that would be helpful to teachers and parents.

The Kmart Teacher page is focused on sharing ideas and products that could be used in a variety of different ways to enrich and compliment learning in the home and at school. Vanessa always makes suggestions as to how she would use them, which can give value to an item you may have otherwise overlooked.

Good stuff!



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