Back to School Series: Lunchbox Ideas

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...
Bedtime reading

Raising a Reader – Online Tips for Parents

Raising a Reader - Online Tips for Parents The Western Australian Department of Education has some great downloadable booklets on ‘Raising a Reader’. I’ve used them a number of times over the years as handouts...

Dyslexia Empowerment Week 2015

Next week is Dyslexia Empowerment Week Australia-wide, and it's something we always join in with at school. For starters we'll be sharing this fabulous youtube video! For more school related ideas see here. 'Outside...

Five Reasons Children Should Read Humour

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...

A Real Life Wednesday Post

A Real Life Wednesday Post I’m aware that on my blog...life looks pretty darned book filled GOOD. For those of you who know me only through my blog...I don’t want any of you clicking away...

School Holiday Boredom Busters

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...

Children’s Books about Teeth Cleaning

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...

Preparing for a New Sibling With Books

  Preparing for a New Sibling With Books! Over the years many people have asked me about what books to read to a firstborn when a brother or sister is on the way. The books below are...

10 Reasons Bedtime Reading Rocks

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...
Peter Rabbit mini books

Books for Coffee Shops Visits

Books for Coffee Shops Visits PudStar spent much time in coffee shops in her first year...she was so portable back then! After leaving hospital, first stop before going home was Salt, and this is still her favourite coffee...