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The Three Little Pigs Printable Story Retell Puppets

The Three Little Pigs Story Retell Puppets Free Printable

Oh we have been having some fun this week with these Three Little Pigs storytelling props! There has been much huffing and puffing! And wonderful story making and sharing. I love puppets and storytelling props for their potential for wonderfully engaged literacy learning, imaginative play and social … [Read more...]

Making a Beginning Reader Lift-the-Flap Book

Simple DIY Lift the Flap Books for Beginning Readers

In this post Jodie of Growing Book by Book shares a clever tutorial for making a fun lift-the-flap book tailored to your beginning readers level of reading ability. Beginning readers need lots of practice with "just right" reading materials to learn and grow.  Perfect leveled books can be … [Read more...]

24 Day, Night & Light Themed Learning Activities

24 Ways to Play and Learn With Light

In today's post Lauren of Teacher Types inspires us with a collection of fabulous activities for learning about light with a great collection of picture books to accompany your investigation. There have been some fantastic Book Week themes over the years here in Australia, and this year’s - Books … [Read more...]

Around the World in 40 Books

40 picture books to teach children about the world

I love the theme of this year's Book Week in Australia - books light up our world! Books really do introduce children to so many new concepts, ideas and adventures and today I am excited to be sharing a collection of 40 different picture books representing stories from all around the … [Read more...]

Free Printable Writing Prompts for Kids

Free printable writing prompts for kids. Inspired by Book Week 2015 theme of light

Book Week is just two weeks away here in Australia (22-28 August) and I am in love with this year's theme - Books Light Up Our World. There are just so many activities that can relate to the various elements of this theme, and we will be sharing an awesome collection of ideas this week for children … [Read more...]

2D Lego Mosaics: 3 Printable Circus Designs

Circus Themed Lego Mosaic Printables by Childhood 101

Following the popularity of our printable animal themed Lego mosaics, I started working on a second set - this time CIRCUS themed! These mosaics are fun for primary/elementary school aged children, as they really are more challenging then you might think. There is lot's of sorting, matching, … [Read more...]

12 Chapter Book Series for Young Readers

12 Great Chapter Book Series for Young Readers

In today's post Ali of At Home with Ali is sharing a fabulous collection of chapter book series for kids making the move into chapter books. Chapter book series turned reading from a chore to a pleasure for my eldest daughter. I brought home a Billie B Brown book one day and my daughter … [Read more...]

7 Fun Geography Resources for Teaching Children About the World

7 Fun Resources for Teaching Children About the World

Immy has been learning about the seven continents of the world at school recently and as a topic it has really captured her imagination. And even very young children will often show interest in looking at maps and learning about the world - in fact, my just-turned-three year old loves our children's … [Read more...]