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Books for Early Readers: Elephant & Piggie Books

Great Books for Early Readers_Elephant and Piggie by Mo Willems

When we discovered the Elephant & Piggie books by celebrated children's author, Mo Willems, it was love at first read for my then six year old. This fabulous series of books are written specifically for early readers and their humour, carefully scripted text and comic book, conversational style … [Read more...]

Spelling Games: Crack and Write Eggs

Spelling games: Crack and Write Easter Spelling Eggs

Today regular contributor Jodie of Growing Book by Book shares a fun and festive way to engage children with spelling revision, inspired by the upcoming Easter holiday! Does your child get bored practicing their spelling words?  Is it a chore to get them do their spelling lessons? Children … [Read more...]

Our 25 Favourite Dr Seuss Books

25-Fabulous-Seuss-Books-to-Read-with-Kids

Read on for your chance to win a fabulous set of 10 Dr Seuss books. When I recently asked followers of the Childhood 101 Facebook page to tell me their #1 favourite Dr Seuss book I was amazed at how many different titles were shared - some I have never read, many I haven't read for a long, long … [Read more...]

Alphabet Games: ABC Water Play Park

Alphabet Game Ideas: ABC Water Play

Today we welcome our newest contributor, Jodie of Growing Book by Book, with a fabulous idea for combining water play with the alphabet! My 2 and 4 year-old boys love to play in the water.  They are each at different stages of learning the alphabet and sounds so this alphabet water activity was a … [Read more...]

5 Great Collections of Free Online Books for Kids

5 Great Collections of Free Ebooks for Kids

Long time readers of Childhood 101 will know that I am a big advocate of reading with children and that I really do believe there is little more valuable to children's learning than the bonding that takes place between an adult and child as they sit and read a book together. I will admit that I am a … [Read more...]

10 Picture Books About 100

10 Books Exploring Concepts Relating to Counting to 100. Great for 100 day of school celebrations

Picture books provide a fabulous platform for engaging children with mathematical concepts. By capturing a child's imagination, picture book stories make the process of learning about quite abstract math concepts and symbolism, of thinking and reasoning mathematically, more interesting, relevant and … [Read more...]

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...]