Reading Activities

Reading Activities

10 Reasons Bedtime Reading ROCKS  My life is busy and chaotic, and every family has its challenges with time and individual circumstances. Large families, single fathers or mothers, children with disabilities, a parent who is...

#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...

Review of ‘Don’t Let a Spoonbill in the Kitchen’ Written and illustrated by Narelle Oliver Publisher: Scholastic/Omnibus Books Age Range: early childhood – lower primary Themes:  Australian birds, fantasy, imagination, habitat, visual literacy I always look forward to a new Narelle Oliver...

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...
Little Blue and Berry Tea

Review of ‘Little Blue’ Written and Illustrated by Gaye Chapman Age Range: Early Childhood - Middle Primary Themes: Adventure, feelings, friends, imagination, grandparents, art Awards: 2009 Queensland Premier's Literature Awards, Children's Book Category Children’s Book Council of Australia Notable...
Elizabeth the Penguin on her Shelf

Review of ‘Squish Rabbit’ Written and Illustrated by Katherine Battersby Age Range: Early Childhood – Lower Primary Themes: Adventure, feelings, friends, problem solving, imagination, confidence Awards:  2012 Children’s Book Council Notable book (Early Childhood category) Short listed for the...

Easter Holiday Reading Log School holidays are nearly upon us! It’s a time for our children to rest, rejuvenate….and READ! Reading is the perfect holiday pastime and takes children from the boredom of their bedroom...
Carrots for Parsley Rabbit

Inspired by a Book We’ve growing some carrots! Inspired by one of my favourite 'books about books, 'Parsley Rabbit's Book About Books', PudStar decided that we should really grow some carrots for Parsley Rabbit and...

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...

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...