Peter Rabbit mini books

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...

  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...

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...

Introducing the Classics to Younger Readers 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...
Bedtime reading

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...

Ask a Professional: Books for Tweenage Girls on Friendship “Can you recommend a book for my 'tweenage' girl who is dealing with some friendship issues” So you're worried about your child’s ability to make new...

Back to School Series: School Lunches Printable Poster School lunches are the bane of many a parents weekday mornings. I try and stay in the habit of having a freezer stocked with biscuit dough and frozen...

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...

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...

3 Fabulous Relaxation and Meditation Stories for Children Which Also Enhance Creativity I’ve spoken before about the reasons I love audio stories: great for imagery; listening skills; and for calming overtired or over stimuluated children.You can...