Posts from the category: Literacy

30 Funny Books for Kids

The funniest picture books for kids

We love books that make us laugh! They are so engaging for kids, especially beginning and reluctant readers. So today I have bundled together a whole collection of books guaranteed to make you (and your kids!) laugh out loud. 30 Funny Books for Kids Blue Hat, Green Hat by Sandra Boynton: Simple … [Read more...]

Literacy Inspired Christmas Stocking Stuffers

Literacy Inspired Christmas Stocking Stuffers for kids of all ages

We give books as gifts to our girls every Christmas and birthday, and this year I have also been looking for gifts that further encourage the development of all areas of literacy - reading, writing, speaking and listening. When you go looking there are lots of fun games and resources that engage … [Read more...]

10 Christmas Picture Books with Fun Activities

10 Christmas Picture Books with Matching Activities

It’s hard to believe that Christmas is so rapidly approaching! November is a great time to start getting into the Christmas spirit with decorations in the shops, Christmas pageants and parades happening, and schools exploring Christmas themes. It’s also a lovely time to stock up on new Christmas … [Read more...]

9 Fun Alphabet Songs on YouTube

9 Super Cool Alphabet Songs on Youtube

Learning to sing the alphabet is an important step in the process of learning to read and write. These cool versions of the traditional alphabet song will bring the letters of the alphabet to life for preschool, kindergarten and older children. 9 Fun Alphabet Songs to Sing with Kids The … [Read more...]

Graeme Base Author Study: Books & Activities

Graeme Base Author Study: Books and Activities

The books of Graeme Base captivate children of all ages with their breathtaking illustrations. The detailed stories take school aged children on a journey through a host of important, modern day themes and today Lauren shares five of her favourites, matched with activity suggestions to share with … [Read more...]

10 Things For Kids to Read Besides Books

10 Things for Kids to Read Besides Books

In today's post Jodie of Growing Book by Book shares ten useful non-book resources for encouraging kids to read. We want kids to read, read and read some more. There are so many wonderful books to read that it would be almost impossible to run out of choices. But, sometimes our kids don’t have … [Read more...]

Books for Beginning Readers: Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold

Great Books for Early Readers: Fly Guy book series review by Tedd Arnold

When Immy first brought home one of Tedd Arnold's Fly Guy books from the school library, I honestly failed to see the appeal. But all it took was one book and she was hooked! Th first in the series, Hi! Fly Guy, was published in 2005 and was awarded the ALA Theodor Seuss Geisel Award shortly … [Read more...]

Spell & Score Spelling Word Game

Spell & Score Spelling Word Game

As regular visitors will be aware, I am on a constant mission to make learning fun and engaging for kids. Fortunately fun doesn't have to be difficult. You can use simple materials that you already have at home to engage children with all sorts of learning tasks - just check out our list of 50 ideas … [Read more...]