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20 Classic Chapter Books to Read with 5-8 Year Olds

20 classic chapter books for 5-8 year olds

Following on from the very popular 50 Classic Picture Books to Read with Children list, today I am sharing 20 Classic Chapter Books and story collections as shared by friends of the Childhood 101 Facebook page. These are the books that we loved as children (this selection is of books published prior … [Read more...]

Christmas Tree Spelling Quiz

Word Games for Kids: Christmas Spelling Quiz. Fun for early readers.

As part of her weekly homework routine Immy (who's now 6 1/2 and in first grade) has a list of spelling words to revise each night and on Thursday nights she has a mini test, where I call out the spelling list words for her to write. For some time now we have been pretending that I am a game show … [Read more...]

50 Classic Kids Picture Books

50 Classic Great Picture Books to read aloud with kids

I recently asked friends of the Childhood 101 Facebook page to share the titles of the books they most enjoyed as children. With literally hundreds of suggestions, I have begun compiling them into collections that I will be sharing over the next few weeks, starting today with 50 very popular classic … [Read more...]

10 Popular Kids {Audio} Books That Were Made Into Movies

10 Great Kids Audio Books That Were Made Into Movies

This is a sponsored post for Audible.com.au. I have written previously about our love of audiobooks. I truly began to appreciate them when Immy was about 3 ½ years old and transitioning from a daily nap time to quiet time. Since then they have become a feature of regular daily life here - we … [Read more...]

21 Fun Ways to Rev Up Interest In Your Writing Table

21 Fun Ways to Increase Interest in Your Writing Table P

Need to revive flagging interest in your writing table? Wanting to make the most of this precious learning space? Here are 21 simple ways to get young children interested in playful learning about letters and writing (click through each link for more details). 1. Add a collection of Alphabet … [Read more...]

Babies & Board Books: Add Playtime Fun to Reading Time!

Babies and Board Books: Integrating Play and Learning with Reading

This is a guest post by Dusty Shell, a homeschooling mum of four who blogs over at To the Moon and Back. I have a slight obsession with books. Okay, slight is a bit of an understatement. I absolutely love reading and when I had my first child, I desperately wanted to be sure that I did my best to … [Read more...]

Word Games for Kids: WORD HUNT

Word Games: Word Hunt for beginning readers | via Childhood101

I am always looking for easy, playful ways for Immy to revise those high frequency words or 'sight words' that we use so often when reading. This game also works well for revising word families and spelling rules, or really any set of words that a child will benefit from the additional opportunity … [Read more...]

Child Health Specialist Series: About the Work of a Speech-Language Pathologist

Child Health Specialist Interview Series: About the work of a Speech-Language Pathologist

Today's Child Health Specialist interview features the wonderful Katie Yeh - the mum and Speech-Language Pathologist behind the fabulous blog, Playing With Words 365. Please tell us a little about the work of a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) (aka Speech-Language Therapist or … [Read more...]