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I am SO not a storyteller. I read books – I need a script. I admire storytellers immensely, but it’s just not me. Plus I talk too much. If I were to hone my storytelling skills I might be unstoppable. So for me it’s books. But storytelling is a great…READ MORE
There has been much talk of dinosaur play and dinosaur books on here of late. So to balance that out…now for some fairies! PudStar is at that age where fairies are high on her list of likes. Sometimes I wish she’d play with her Tonka Trucks, train set or Lego…READ MORE
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
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