While I was posting books out today I thought parents must be going mad having to teach from home again—they must surely be running out of activity ideas. So I decided to write an extra post about things you can do at home to inspire your children about the books they are reading.
Nothing I love more than a browse in a bookshop for a gift. The gift I was choosing today was for a three year old, and the venue was one of my favourite local bookstores, Berkelouw Books. As I browsed
There are alternatives if you have time. Serendipity is my word for today. I planned to write a blog about ways to find new and exciting books some time ago. This week, as I planned what I would write in
Books for Christmas Looking for a Christmas gift to inspire young readers? Hopefully you will find something here from the books I thought were really outstanding this year. It was difficult compiling this year’s list because, although I enjoyed reading
What Makes a Good Early Reader Book? This blog was initially going to be about a Julia Donaldson written early reader, and moving your children on from picture books to independent reading. As I sat down to write it last
Reluctant Readers and High School In Australia many parents are going through the process of choosing High Schools for their children, so this has been a hot topic for many of us. Surprisingly, or not so surprisingly, one of the
An Hour of Your Time Can Produce Gold I love a new book. I love to be the first one to open a book and to read it til the end. Even if I buy a book for both my
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.