Back to School Series: Lunchboxes and Labels Following on from my post about food for lunchboxes yesterday, I’m just following up with an explanation of our actual lunchbox containers and bags – which has nothing...

Back to School Series: Lunchbox Ideas Warning: long blog post. I’m talking about food glorious food...of course it’s wordy. School lunches are the bane of many a parents life. I try and stay in the habit of having a...

Back to School Series: Books about School Whether they are super confident, or feeling apprehensive, children’s books are a great way to introduce new experiences such as starting school or going back to school. Books are...

Back to School Series: Books which Deal with ‘The Big Issues’ If you’ve been reading my blog for a while now, you will know that I am a huge fan of books which deal with...

Raising a Reader A LOVE of reading, that most important factor in becoming a lifelong reader, begins at home with powerful children’s books and a house full of words. Award winning author and vocal read-aloud...
Gumnut Babies and Gumleaves

Ten of the Best Children's Classics Classics are books that have stood the test of time and still remain relevant and popular. Many parents love reading the classics with or to their children and remembering...

School Holiday Boredom Busters School holidays are nearly upon us – well here in Australia they are! As a teacher, I get to spend the entire school holidays with my children – some days this...

Five Reasons Children Should Read Humour (Notes from Andy Griffith’s session at CBCA Conference, Canberra, 2014) Books by Andy Griffiths are madness and brilliance personified and I’m yet to find a reader who has not enjoyed...

Children’s Books about Teeth Cleaning Cleaning your teeth before bed is as important as reading your books before bed in this house. We have a super sized poster in the bathroom from Aunty Amy, also...

School Holiday Activity Books School holidays are just around the corner.I don’t know about your children, but PudStar is exhausted and cranky by this time of the term and although she would never admit it…she needs...