Author: Rebecca McRitchie
Illustrator: Celeste Hume
Publisher: New Frontier Continue reading
Today’s the day! Will you be reading Too Many Elephants In This House to your students, or your own children?
I think I should start by saying – I do like Peppa Pig.
But poor Peppa has been under fire recently thanks to a new study into the effect of anthropomorphic picture books on children’s knowledge about animals. Continue reading
Author: Jodie Wells-Slowgrove
Illustrator: Kerry Millard
Publisher: Penguin Australia Continue reading
Author/Illustrator: Andrew Plant
Publisher: Ford St Publishing
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I was honoured to be asked to share what Literacies: The Power To Change means to me for the upcoming World Literacy Summit.
The big bag
bounces against your small back,
and your fingers grasp mine tightly
– the only sign that you are even slightly
nervous about this day. Continue reading
Parents often ask me if they should do any “school work” with their kids during the long summer holidays. I think everyone needs a break over the holidays, but keeping up some reading and writing is a really good idea. In addition to reading aloud to your child each night, I suggest helping your child to keep a holiday journal. Continue reading
Mr5 starts full time school in just a few weeks, and he is so excited about wearing his new uniform and school shoes. We were recently treated to a complimentary pair of kids’ shoes from Betts Kids, so I took the opportunity to check out their school shoe range. Continue reading