Sophie the Giraffe: Books! I'm pretty sure you all know who Sophie the Giraffe Teething Toy is. The Wild Thing AKA ChickPea had a Sophie, and she adored it, lovingly covering the poor thing in saliva...

Book Party: Ladybird Poor Chickpea. She came into the world screaming and then, due to a hefty dose of reflux, she continued to scream for approximately two years. She was a cranky, cranky little bug...

Stories for Sleeping Review of ‘Dinosnores’ Titles in series: ‘Kitten’, ‘Honeybee’, ‘Forest Night’, ‘Mermaid’, ‘Pterosaur’, ‘Ocean Waves’, ‘Dragon’, ‘Fairy’, ‘Tyrannosaurus’. Age Range: Early childhood – Middle Primary Themes: audio, sleep, relaxation, calming, meditation. Awards: 7 Creative Child Magazine Awards...

Review of ‘One Funky Monkey’ (board book edition) Written by Stacey McCleary and illustrated by Sue deGennaro Publisher: Walker Books Age Range: Early Childhood Themes: animals; counting; rhyme; dance Awards: 2011 Shortlisted for the Speech Pathology Australia Book of the...

Review of ‘Octupus’s Garden’ Written by Ringo Starr and illustrated by Ben Cort Publisher: Simon and Schuster Age Range: early childhood – lower primary – Beatles fans Themes: music; underwater; adventure; Beatles; song; audio book; sea creatures Ringo Starr...

 Review of the ‘That’s Not My…’ Series I’m sure there is not a parent who does not know these books. I resisted them for so long as I’m usually not a fan of books which...

I have asked the musically gifted Jen Teh to write a series on music, song and language in our children’s lives. Singing and reading are all important in language development and so loved by...