Posts from the category: Books

Our Christmas Reading Pile: Picture Books

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Here are some of the Christmas themed picture books Immy is enjoying right now... Christmas Wombat, Jackie French & Bruce Whatley, 2011 Immy is already a big fan of the quirky Diary of a Wombat and Diary of a Baby Wombat and was excited to receive Christmas Wombat this week.  It offers a … [Read more...]

Literacy Spot #39:Growing Kids who Read

Reading in bed with Dad, on holidays: 10 months old I am unwell and stuck in bed so for today's Literacy Spot I am sharing a post that was first published in August of 2009, back when only a few of you were on this blogging journey with me :) I started reading early with Immy. Once the … [Read more...]

How to Make Book Cover Bunting

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A few months ago when I published pictures of our book corner I had a number of readers ask how I made the book cover bunting hanging in the space. So here it is... I scanned the covers of our favourite picture books and used an iron on t-shirt transfer paper compatible with my … [Read more...]

We Play: Playing All Over the World

Green eggs and hame

We read often in our house. At any time of the day, in any room of our house (though one of our favourite places to read is our book space which I featured on Friday).  Most days we read at breakfast time, a ritual which began as an attempt to keep a busy toddler at the table for the duration of the … [Read more...]

Kids Books 101: Get Outdoors and Read!

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

This is a guest post by Megan Blandford of Writing Out Loud and Kids Book Review. There are so many fascinating things for children (and adults!) to see, do and experience outside. But there are also times - bedtime, for example - that you simply can’t be outdoors with your kids. These are the … [Read more...]

E-book Review: Parenting With Positive Guidance


Today a keyword search for books on 'parenting' at will net you 61,181 titles to choose from. Publishers are tapping into the struggle of modern day parents in their search for a quick fix to sleep problems, a simple formula for fussy eating or an ABC for handling behavioural … [Read more...]

Our Top Library Picks: Picture Books


We head to the library at least once a fortnight and love discovering new books.  Yesterday Immy, Dad 101 and I were all discussing our favourite borrows and I thought I would share some of our top picks from 2010. Some are newer, some are old classics and all were on our "Yes, we will read it to … [Read more...]

Learning Letters Playfully

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I smiled when I saw this Twitter tweet last week, in response to my post, 10 Ways to Motivate Your Child to Love Reading - "And not one of them involves learning letters." I had wondered if anyone would notice that my post about loving reading indeed did not talk about learning letters. That is … [Read more...]