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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
Inscribing books with words from the heart is like icing a cupcake. It’s making something that is already sweet (a gift) even more so. An inscription in a children’s book adds that personal touch and promotes it from ‘book shelf’ to ‘keepsake’ status. Never to be thrown out or…READ MORE
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 just to read for the wonder of being transported to a different place and time. Reading with…READ MORE