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Every Writer Needs an Office

By Megan Daley | Oct 2, 2017
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So. I’m writing a book. Allegedly. Dear glory I hope Kristina from UQP is not reading this…but I promise it will one day sit alongside those lovely UQP spines above! It’s been…

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Book Week Costume Ideas

By Megan Daley | Aug 15, 2016
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Prue Theroux: The Cool LibrarianOne of the most exciting parts of The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book Week each year is the book character dress-up parade which many schools, kindergartens…

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Creating and Crafting Books

By Megan Daley | Jun 23, 2015
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Creating and Crafting Books (Alternate Title – Megan Daley has a Meltdown on her Blog About School Lunches) School holidays are approaching and I could not be more pleased. I adore working…

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Book Parties for Kids

By Megan Daley | Mar 10, 2015
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Book Parties for Kids As you may have gathered, I’m rather a fan of book themed parties. Seriously what’s not to love? The theming is done for you, often there are enough…

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Back to School Series: Covering Books

By Megan Daley | Jan 9, 2015
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Back to School Series: Covering Books Some people find contacting their children’s schoolbooks very therapeutic and others get sweaty palms and a twitch at the mere thought of it. Whatever you may feel…

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Literary Advent Calendar

By Megan Daley | Nov 27, 2014
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Literary Advent Calendar I have been called a Christmas scrooge once or twice or thrice in my lifetime…mainly because of my dislike of Christmas trees in my own home. I love visiting…

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Children’s Desks: Space to Write, Create, Read and Wonder

By Megan Daley | Nov 3, 2014
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Children’s Desks: Space to Write, Create, Read and Wonder I wrote way back when about our playroom (see here) and how we used it as a space for a one and three…

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DIY Dinosaur Garden

By Megan Daley | Oct 1, 2014
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Dinosaur Tea Party

DIY Dinosaur Garden As mentioned recently, ‘How to Grow a Dinosaur’ is ChickPea’s favourite book and we all know it by heart. On the eve of her third birthday there was a…

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Book Week 2014: Parade Costumes

By Megan Daley | Aug 20, 2014
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Book Week 2014: Parade Costumes …for students and staff! Oh Book Week…I have a love/hate relationship with you. It feels like the planning for Book Week starts in April each year and…

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The Frida Kahlo Series: Part Three

By Megan Daley | Aug 7, 2014
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Part One is here and Part Two are here. PudStar made me promise that the next school holidays we would re-decorate her room as she was clearly far too old for her…

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Christmas Story Stones

By Megan Daley | Dec 5, 2013
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With Christmas just around the corner, there is much Christmas craft happening both at home and at school! This week it’s been Christmas story stones all round and the ones below are…

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The Cubbyhouse That Became an Art Studio

By Megan Daley | May 28, 2013
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The Cubbyhouse That Became an Art Studio Before she was a teacher librarian, my mum was a high school art teacher and as a result we all spent much time painting, drawing…

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Christmas Playdough – Holiday Reading Activities

By Megan Daley | Dec 12, 2012
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Yesterday I talked about Christmas cooking and reading. Cooking with children is really such a great way to encourage reading, and develop mathematical skills at the same time. It’s also a great…

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Christmas Cards for Readers

By Megan Daley | Nov 20, 2012
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Christmas Cards Christmas Cards…do you do them or not? I’ve done one for as long as I can remember and I’m too scared to stop doing them lest I send the message…

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Story Starters – Story Stones

By Megan Daley | Nov 14, 2012
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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…

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Books Inspire Action: Fairy Gardens

By Megan Daley | Nov 4, 2012
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Books Inspire Action: Fairy Gardens There has been much talk of dinosaur play and dinosaur books on here of late. So to balance that out…now for some fairies!

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Creating a Print Rich Environment

By Megan Daley | Nov 2, 2012
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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…

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Walnut Babies Reading Activity

By Megan Daley | Oct 2, 2012
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Walnut Baby

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…

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Reading Activities: Book Lucky Dip

By Megan Daley | Aug 14, 2012
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Book Lucky Dip

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…

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