Why I and Thousands of Others Love Reading Children’s and Young Adult Books For many years children’s books have been seen as something less than adult literature. Then along came Harry Potter and suddenly reading children’s literature became cool. Recently
It is Not All About Fiction or Why Children Should Read Non-fiction. A few times recently I have had mums say to me that their children won’t read, and it worries them. I talk to them for a while and
Reading Activities for the Holidays – Really? I have tried to get inspired about reading activities for the school holidays, but I have to admit that it has been a struggle – and this for a family who loves books.
First Books for Babies There is a lot of information about how important it is to read to babies from an early age to help with language development, in fact I I have written about it in previous blogs. I
“They” say it is good to create a reading environment? In so many articles I read about encouraging your children to read parents are advised to ‘create a good reading environment.” All the articles agree that it is important to
Graphic Novels – What’s the Buzz? Comics – well they aren’t real books! That was the view of the lady that ran the Children’s Library in my home town. She was a great librarian and story-teller in the old tradition,
Dr Seuss in The Digital Age In our house Dr Seuss was a big part of story time and teaching my son to learn how to read. We have almost all of the original Dr Seuss books as well as
My Child Hates Reading – How Do I Get Them to Read? So many mums and dads say to me they feel under so much pressure about getting their children to read. On the one hand they have teachers and
Helping Your Child Learn to Read Here is Australia we are all back into the new school year and it is a great time to have a fresh look at some of the best thoughts on helping your child learn to read.
Top Ten Books for Christmas I know it is still only October, but many of us are already Christmas shopping. With that in mind I though I would go through the year’s reviews and pick my favourites for a