Back to School Supplies

Hyperlinks take you to stores for online or offline sales.  The year both my children started in kindy/school, I invested in those Tupperware lunchboxes that everyone raves about (I'm not a Tupperware girl...just not okay)....

It’s BACK TO SCHOOL SEASON!

I adore school holidays and the freedom and lack of order and routine that comes with them (and I really love not having to make school lunches). But come mid January, I'm more than...

Dyslexia Empowerment Week

Next week is Dyslexia Empowerment Week Australia-wide, and it’s something we always join in with at school.  Now in it's fourth year, this national event has been created  to increase awareness of dyslexia in support...

Books for Insight, Strategies, Advice on ASD

I have done a few blog posts now, and spoken on 612ABC, about books which focus on the Autism Spectrum. However I am no expert in this area and a firm believer in finding...

Summer Music Program: Teaching, Musical and Story Brilliance

This is not a sponsored post and I have absolutely no affiliation with this organisation apart from thinking they are most excellent indeed.   As a family, we value and celebrate music in all its forms,...

Top Five Ways to Bring Books to Life

Saturday we visited our fav bookshop and then went to the local bit of 'wild bush' up the road from our house, so that the munchkins could work on and decorate the treehouse they discovered...

Your Kid’s Next Read

If you're looking for the 'next book' for a child, tween or teen, the Your Kids Next Read Facebook group is the place where all the cool kids are hanging out. The lovely Allison...

NAPLAN Results and the Role of the School Library and Teacher Librarian

I don’t agree with standardized testing such as NAPLAN, but at this point there is no avoiding it, so I will at least use the data to shine a light on an issue I...

ABC Bookworms: New Children’s and YA Literature

This evening I will be chatting with Sarah Howells on the 612ABC show, Bookworms. Once a month on a Tuesday I am let loose on a radio microphone (me...live...seriously) and allowed to talk books....

QPAC’S Out of the Box Festival: Dad’s Films

#notsponsored #justlove Though I love all aspects of education, my one true love will always be early childhood education, and though all the years it has been going, Out of the Box Festival has remained committed...