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The 13-Storey Treehouse Comes to QPAC

We are four weeks into Term One here in Queensland and already I'm thinking of the Easter break - mostly because I have no idea how my tired little preppie child is going to...

These Holidays EXPERIENCE Books

#notsponsored #justlovetheatre #andproductionsbasedonbooks We have just had the most wonderfully busy (BUSY) week experiencing story in all forms at 'Out of the Box' festival in Brisbane. There is nothing better, nothing, than a book or...

Gardening, Sustainability and Literature for Children

Today we combined with our sister school and all of Year Two enjoyed 'Gardening and Sustainability Day'. We ran three rotations focusing on worm farming and composting, growing from seeds and cuttings, and fairy gardens....

A Library…Because #playmatters

My first degree was in Early Childhood Education and it was in this degree that I first fully understood the importance of play. The theory was all learnt at university (thank you QUT Early...

Doodle Drawing Books for Children

Doodle Drawing Books for Children I recently wrote an article for Kidspot about colouring books for children and adults, and also spoke on Radio National (here) about the calming qualities of colouring books for both...

Creating and Crafting Books

Creating and Crafting Books (Alternate Title – Megan Daley has a Meltdown on her Blog About School Lunches) School holidays are approaching and I could not be more pleased. I adore working in a school and...

The Ever so Sociable Reader

The Ever so Sociable Reader (or 'How to Stop Freaking-Out at the Amount of Time Your Child Spends Reading. Alone) Reading is oft considered a solitary pursuit; sitting alone in one’s private home library, cup of...

‘The Brothers Quibble’: 2015 ALIA National Simultaneous Storytime

'The Brothers Quibble': 2015 ALIA National Simultaneous Storytime Author/illustrator Aaron Blabey continues to produce one brilliant book after another and ‘The Brothers Quibble’ is pure literary gold, so I was delighted to see it chosen...

100 of the Best Books for Children on Sustainability

100 of the Best Books for Children on Sustainability There are few things better than seeing my own children and the students in my care get grubby in the garden, enjoy the natural world around...

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year Given we've just celebrated Chinese New Year, I have been flicking through and cooking from my much loved copy of Kylie Kwong's 'Simple Chinese Cooking'. It's one of those books that I...