Reading Activities

Reading Activities

Review of ‘Somebody’s House’ Written by Katrina Germein and illustrated by Anthea Stead Publisher: Walker Books Age Range: early childhood – lower primary Themes:  houses, neighbourhood, community, families, gardens, streets, visual literacy, art techniques. We loooove Katrina Germein books at home,...

'Lazing on a Sunday Crafternoon' I had been eyeing this book off for a while and since PudStar has turned her cubby into an ‘art studio’ – art and craft is right up her alley...

'Belle and Boo' Picture Books ChickPea has a golden halo of curls, chubby cheeks and a gorgeous smile full of too-big- for-her-mouth teeth. My nan says she looks like one of the babies from the ‘Sunshine...

Review of ‘Amelia Ellicott’s Garden’ Written by Liliana Stafford and Illustrated by Stephen Michael King Publisher:  Scholastic Australia Themes: community, gardening, chickens, urban life, friendship, sharing. Pud had a friend over the other afternoon for a play. Deciding...

Review of ‘Python’ Please welcome Fiona Eastwood back to Children’s Books Daily. Fiona is the primary school teacher librarian at Coopers Plains State School and like me, she is completing her Masters – so we...

Mem Fox: 'Possum Magic' Once upon a time, but not very long ago, deep in the Australian bush, there lived two possums. Their names were Hush and Grandma Poss. Grandma Poss made bush magic… Did you...

Easter Egg Biscuits When I was in my early teens we were visiting family friends and I uncovered a ‘secret’ so dreadful that I still remember ever second of that visit to this day. It...

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...

Easter Reading Activities: Egg Head Who doesn’t love an egg head? Nothing new here at all, but they were new to Pud and she thought they were extremely excellent. We love a good easy gardening...

Easter Reading Activity: Easter Chocolate Bark Late last year I 'stole' Ang's chocolate bark recipe when I saw her and her mum talking about it on Facebook and begged for it. Don’t you just love butting...