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...]

Babies & Board Books: Add Playtime Fun to Reading Time!

Babies and Board Books: Integrating Play and Learning with Reading

This is a guest post by Dusty Shell, a homeschooling mum of four who blogs over at To the Moon and Back. I have a slight obsession with books. Okay, slight is a bit of an understatement. I absolutely love reading and when I had my first child, I desperately wanted to be sure that I did my best to … [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...]

Growing Up Reading

Hello! I'm Kylie, a mother to two year old 'Pebble', wife and early childhood educator who loves playing and cooking, and using as many geek-tech tools as possible along the way. My blog, Octavia and Vicky, is named after a story I wrote when I was five years old. It is about a spider named Octavia … [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...]

Adventures in Reading

Reading with children

This week we celebrate Book Week in Austalia and I have invited some wonderful local bloggers to share their reflections on reading with children with us here at Childhood 101. Today it is my pleasure to welcome Ness of One Perfect Day. The photo above shows my favourite time of the day. No … [Read more...]

3 Top Tips for Encouraging Young Readers

reading with kids

It's Book Week here in Austalia and while I am busy preparing Immy's costume for her kindy book character parade I have invited a group of wonderful Australian early childhood bloggers to share their unique insights into reading with children. Today I would like to introduce Suz of Lovely Little … [Read more...]

Longer Stories & Chapter Books 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...]