Parent Education

Top Tips for Improving Reading Skills

By Megan Daley | Jul 29, 2020
, , , , ,

Guest Article by Tracey Hand of Optimise Learning. Co-founder of Optimise Learning, Tracey Hand, is a former teaching colleague and she is one of the most outstanding teachers I have ever seen…

READ MORE

Ten Podcasts for Car Trips with Kids

By Megan Daley | Jul 2, 2020
, , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

You’ll know, if you’ve been reading my musings for a while now, that I often talk about the wonders of audio books and podcasts – especially for car rides. For more on…

READ MORE

Celebrity Gardeners and Books for Young Eco Warriors

By Megan Daley | May 20, 2020
, , , ,

Isn’t it lovely when you meet a ‘celebrity’ in real life and they are exactly as you imagined them? ChickPea and I were fortunate enough to meet Costa Georgiadis, host of ABC’s…

READ MORE

Online Tutoring to Support Reading Development

By Megan Daley | May 2, 2020
, , , , ,

I think (hope!) that one of the thing readers of my appreciate about Children’s Books Daily is that I rarely recommend a product or service and I don’t do paid advertising. And…

READ MORE

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Book Club: Reading for the Future

By Megan Daley | Feb 5, 2020
, , , , , , , , ,

17 Goals for People, for Planet As part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the UN Member states developed the Sustainable Development Goals as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect…

READ MORE

Books for Tweens and Teens

By Megan Daley | Sep 24, 2019
, , , , , , , , ,

I’ve been collecting books for tweens and teens on *all of the things* for many years now – for the various schools I have worked at and for my own children. I…

READ MORE

Supporting Reading Differences

By Megan Daley | Sep 18, 2019
, , , , , , , ,

It would be easy to assume that with several teacher librarians and a few academics in the family, my journey with reading within my extended family has been *seamless* and full of…

READ MORE

Picture Book Perfection: How to get the Most From a Shared Reading

By Megan Daley | Jun 6, 2019
, , , , , , , , ,

High quality contemporary picture books are works of art and the best way I know to teach visual literacy and dive deeply into critical thinking and discussion with both the very young,…

READ MORE

Engaging and Encouraging Reluctant Readers – Guest Post for ‘Planning with Kids’

By Megan Daley | May 19, 2019
, , ,

I have been reading Planning With Kids for a very long time now, since I had PudStar in 2008. Nicole Avery’s incredibly successful blog and website has always been one of my…

READ MORE

Students Need School Libraries

By Megan Daley | Sep 16, 2018
, , , , , , , ,

I have been a teacher librarian for over fifteen years, a teacher for twenty years and have been involved in the children’s and YA book industry in Australia for even longer, thanks…

READ MORE

The Book Gender Debate (by Jacqueline Harvey)

By Megan Daley | May 24, 2018
, , ,

This week I was so fortunate to host Jacqueline Harvey at school and, as on previous visits, she captivated students and staff alike with her enthusiasm, wit and wisdom. If you ever…

READ MORE

Yoga Books for Kids

By Megan Daley | Feb 21, 2018
, ,

When I was first time around mother I did baby yoga for months on end and had long leisurely lunches with the ladies afterwards; those were the days (and they are long…

READ MORE

Top Twenty Magazines for Kids

By Megan Daley | Oct 13, 2017
, , , , ,

Each year around this time I publish a list of magazines for kids – good ones for aunts, uncles, parents, grandparents to gift to little people for Christmas. Magazines are the gift…

READ MORE

Books for Insight, Strategies, Advice on ASD

By Megan Daley | Sep 26, 2016
, , , , , , , ,

I have done a few blog posts now, and spoken on 612ABC, about books which focus on the Autism Spectrum. However I am no expert in this area and a firm believer…

READ MORE

NAPLAN Results and the Role of the School Library and Teacher Librarian

By Megan Daley | Aug 4, 2016
, ,

I don’t agree with standardized testing such as NAPLAN, but at this point there is no avoiding it, so I will at least use the data to shine a light on an…

READ MORE

Girl Zone Book Club: Meeting One 2016

By Megan Daley | Feb 16, 2016
, ,

Tonight was our first meeting of the year for Girl Zone Book Club – a group I run for Year Six students and a significant woman in their life – mother, aunt,…

READ MORE

Books About ASD

By Megan Daley | Nov 11, 2015
, , ,

Someone asked yesterday on Facebook if I had any books to help explain autism to a high functioning ASD pre-teen. Well yes indeed I do! I’ve actually been asked this question a…

READ MORE

Slow Communication: Snail Mail

By Megan Daley | Jul 28, 2015
, , , , , , ,

Slow Communication: Snail Mail I am an out and out social media lover and my phone bings and dings at me day and night with emails from five different accounts. It would…

READ MORE

The Ever so Sociable Reader

By Megan Daley | May 26, 2015
, , , ,

The Ever so Sociable Reader (or ‘How to Stop Freaking-Out at the Amount of Time Your Child Spends Reading. Alone) Reading is oft considered a solitary pursuit; sitting alone in one’s private…

READ MORE

Must-Have Children’s Books on Grief, Empathy and Feelings

By Megan Daley | May 12, 2015
, , ,

Must-Have Children’s Books on Grief, Empathy and Feelings Talking with David Curnow on 612ABC Brisbane about books which explore feelings and in particular those which support young people who have experienced grief. Listen to…

READ MORE

About Me

SOCIAL

Subscribe

RECENT POSTS