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10 Great Books for Tweens

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This post is by regular contributor Kate Fairlie of Picklebums. We know how important reading is for our kids. We know that kids who are good at reading generally do better at school in all areas, but reading isn't only about academics. When kids read, especially as they get older and become … [Read more...]

Windblown by Edouard Manceau: Book Review & Activity

Boy Mama Teacher Mama

Today Stephanie of Boy Mama Teacher Mama stops by to share a fabulous review and activity idea for a new-to-me picture book, Windblown by Edouard Manceau. I cannot wait to get my hands on it! I have a new favorite book that I am so excited to share. The minute I saw this book with its clean, … [Read more...]

Creating Book Memories With Kids

Today's guest star, Stephanie of Boy Mama Teacher Mama, has really got me thinking about which books my girls will remember us reading together once they are all grown up. For me, I was a massive Enid Blyton fan as a child and I collected all of the Trixie Belden books when I was a little older - … [Read more...]

Kids & Books: 5 Tips for Introducing Authors and Illustrators

Cam exploring books

In celebration of Australian Book Week we have more booky goodness today! Jackie of My Little Bookcase is kindly sharing 5 ideas for introducing authors and illustrators as one way to grow book-loving kids. As parents, helping Cam to develop a love and appreciation for reading is a wonderful … [Read more...]

Learning to Read is About More Than Just Books

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This post is by regular contributor Kate Fairlie of Picklebums. At my big boy’s preschool they have a poster on the door that says… “Learning to read is about more than just books!” Underneath the words are lots of photos of kids doing different activities. I love that poster. It makes me … [Read more...]

Literacy Learning Through Creating Books of Their Own

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This post is by regular contributor Tricia Hogbin of Little Eco Footprints. I’ve helped my daughter create her own books from when she was only two years old. She’s now five and her little collection of books share the story of many of our most treasured moments and provide a window into the … [Read more...]

Make Your Own Cloth Baby Book

Cloth baby book

It has been on my mind to make her a book for AJ using photos of our family. Babies are fascinated by faces and what better faces to look at then those who love you most :)  Newborns also like to look at high contrast, black and white images. In fact, AJ's favourite toy is a dalmatian dog of Immy's. … [Read more...]

Longer Stories & Novels to Read Aloud to Preschoolers

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In response to my recent post, Living with an Imaginative Child, one reader asked at what stage I introduced Enid Blyton to Immy.The short answer is when she was three years old. The long answer includes a little more detail about how reading longer stories and novels together came to happen in our … [Read more...]