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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 is one which is filled with examples of print and text – take a look…READ MORE
Numeracy in the Kitchen Please welcome guest blogger Claire Howden. Teacher. Reader. Book Collector. Mathematician. I have talked to Claire many times about how I don’t want PudStar to be counting on her fingers at 38 like I do, getting sweaty palmed at the thought of times tables like I do,…READ MORE
Reading in the Great Outdoors Reading doesn’t have to be just an indoor activity. We have an IKEA tent on our front deck that is the ‘Reading Tent’ and PudStar loves being locked in the tent. She loves to yell for all the neighbours to hear; “I want to be LOCKED in…READ MORE
Book Storage in the Bedroom My girls have lots of books; it comes with having a teacher librarian for a mother and a teacher librarian for a nonna. I regularly sort through our books with PudStar and we cull (every good librarian culls!) and sort them out: library books; our…READ MORE
Walnut Babies A while ago now we made gumnut babies with the cousins. It was a huge success and all the cousins still cherish their gumnut babies. We come back to Snugglepot and Cuddlepie fairly regularly and PudStar now often imagines small people inside the strangest things…the macadamia nuts in…READ MORE
Click on title links to purchase. The first gift that was given to me when I had PudStar eight years ago was ‘Puffling‘. It was given to me by the wonderfully talented Trish Buckley. I cried immediately on opening and reading the inscription. Okay I had just had a baby, hadn’t slept…READ MORE