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Posts from the category: Literacy

Tell a Story Family Mealtime Conversation Starters

Tell a Story Conversation Starters/Storytelling Prompts for Families

It's been a crazy, busy day but now, with a hot meal on the table and the family gathered round, it is the perfect time to have enjoy a little silly fun together -  that will also build language skills! Today we are sharing seven storytelling prompts to use at the dinner table. Each of the … [Read more...]

12 Magical Book Series for Kids Who Love Rainbow Magic

12-Chapter-Book-Series-for-Kids-Who-Love-Rainbow-Magic-Books

Immy was a big fan or the Rainbow Magic book series for many years but I am secretly relieved to say that she has totally moved on. While their magical stories of friendship are somewhat captivating for 5-8 year olds,  I found them somewhat repetitive and formulaic, more than a little shallow and … [Read more...]

Brown Bear, Brown Bear Book Themed Sensory Tub

Brown Bear Brown Bear Book Inspired Colourful Sensory Tub

Brown Bear, Brown Bear what do you see? I see a sensory tub waiting for me!! One of the very best books for young children is Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (words by Bill Martin Jr and colourful illustrations by Eric Carle). The predictability, pattern and repetitive text paired with … [Read more...]

Get Kids Creating & Writing: 21 Day Doodle Journal Printable

21 Day Printable Doodle Journal for Kids: Use doodles to inspire writing as an introduction to journalling for kids

Are you looking for a fun way to motivate your child to write? Today we have a project that will entice your child to pick up a pencil to draw AND write. The super cool thing about this project is that it isn't a one-shot writing prompt. You will find 21 days worth of doodling and writing prompts. … [Read more...]

12 Eggs-cellent Books About Eggs!

12 Eggscellent Books About Eggs

Of course at this time of year everything is all about eggs! So today I want to share a dozen of our favourite egg themed books for you to enjoy with the children (or chickens!) in your life. Let me know if you see a favourite on this list, or indeed any that you would add to our … [Read more...]

Spelling Activities: Free Graffiti Wall Spelling Printable

Spelling Activities: Free Graffiti Wall Spellingt Printable for use with any weekly spelling list. Great for homework or in class revision.

When I was in primary school (I think some of you may call it elementary school) I loved experimenting with lettering. I even went through a huge calligraphy phase. I had all of the ink and pens and everything! This Graffiti Wall Spelling Printable is a great way to engage creative primary school … [Read more...]

Picture Books Celebrating Being Who You Are: Individuality & Diversity

Kids Books That Celebrate Being Who You Are: Recognising Individuality and Difference

I think that teaching children to recognise and celebrate uniqueness and individuality is so important to their social and emotional development, and let's face it - we all feel different from our friends and even family at some stage! This collection of books are all about celebrating being who you … [Read more...]

Beginning Reader Games: Silly Sentence Chatterbox

Silly Sentence Chatterboxes: Fun activity idea for children learning to read

Chatterboxes (or fortune tellers or cootie catchers) are one of those classic toys that epitomise childhood...I remember lots of laughter playing with them with my cousins on summer holidays. This beginning reader game is a bit of a twist on the traditional chatterbox, perfect for sneaking in a … [Read more...]