Book Lucky Dip

Reading Activities: Book Lucky Dip

Reading Responses Most of us understand the value of reading to our children on a daily basis, and it can become the loveliest time in a busy day. A chance for some down time and...

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...

Top 3 Tips for Active Story-telling!

Top Tips for Active Story-telling Kate Erlenbusch is a freelance writer, Secondary English teacher at a boys school, and mother of two small boys, based in Geelong, Australia. When she is not reading her children...

My Best Three Family Friendly Destinations in Brisbane

My Best Three Family Friendly Destinations in Brisbane Brisbane how I love thee. I love your coffeeshops and bookshops. I love your weather and access to beaches. I love your birds, creeks and parklands. I...

Online Audio Children’s Stories

Online Audio Children's Stories Children’s books in audio form – online stories or CDs or MP3 files are a great way for children to experience books and stories in a different format. Reading is a...
Gumnut Babies and Gumleaves

Ten of the Best Children’s Classics

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...
Book Gifts for Toddlers

Book Gifts for Toddlers

Book Gifts for Toddlers Okay let’s be honest… this is a hard (ish) age group. They love books, but they love them so much they eat them.  Toddlers are still learning the mechanics of how...
Ava's Tunes

Top Ten Reasons to Enjoy Audio Children’s Books

Top Ten Reasons to Enjoy Audio Children’s Books PudStar loves audio children's stories, songs and ryhmes. We have quite a collection now on CD and in files on the computer. On her dressing table you...

Top 5 Books About Learning to Swim

Top 5 Books about Learning to Swim PudStar has done swimming lessons for a LONG TIME.  Learning to swim is a crucial skill - but for some it is easier than others! I've spoken before about...

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...