Literary Gifts for Christmas

Literary Gifts for Christmas You see it all over Pinterest, and I do not know the original source, but I love the gift giving philosophy of; Something to read. Something to wear. Something they want. Something they need. I also add...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Christmas Gingerbread Cooking – Holiday Reading Activities

Christmas Gingerbread Cooking – Holiday Reading Activities So, it seems Christmas is here. Whilst I am not a massive fan of Christmas trees, I am completely obsessed with Christmas cooking. Actually I’m completely obsessed with...

Creating a Print Rich Environment

Creating a Print Rich Environment As you may have guessed – we have a home filled with books. But I also try to create a print rich environment in other ways. A print rich environment...

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...
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...
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...