Reading Spaces

Do You Read at the Breakfast Table?

By Megan Daley | Sep 11, 2018
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Do you let your kids read at the breakfast table? Do you read at the table? As a librarian, you’d probably expect that I’m not a fan of kids having cereal near…

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Bedrooms and Books at Seven

By Megan Daley | Sep 5, 2018
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ChickPea turned seven recently, and, as I do, I changed up her bedroom as part of her birthday present. I admit, the ‘birthday bedroom change-up’ has become a thing, maybe a beast…

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The Tween Bedroom and Books

By Megan Daley | Jul 19, 2018
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If you’ve been reading my blog for a while now you’ll know that I have a propensity to change up our bedrooms a little too regularly. I’ve been doing this since I…

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‘Fairy Dancers’ Bedroom

By Megan Daley | Jan 18, 2016

It would be fair to say that for ChickPea and PudStar, one of their favourite books of the past year would be ‘The Fairy Dancers’ by Natalie Jane Prior and Cheryl Orsini…

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A Library…Because #playmatters

By Megan Daley | Nov 17, 2015
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My first degree was in Early Childhood Education and it was in this degree that I first fully understood the importance of play. The theory was all learnt at university (thank you…

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Writing and Creating Space

By Megan Daley | Jul 3, 2015
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(a post in which I rave about a desk – oh yes I do) Both my children are ‘creators’ – of mess mostly, but also of art, stories, Lego cities and…mess. They…

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The Ever so Sociable Reader

By Megan Daley | May 26, 2015
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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…

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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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Spaces to Create, Play and Wonder

By Megan Daley | Feb 13, 2014
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Spaces to Create, Play and Wonder (an update on the Cubbyhouse that became an ‘Art Studio’) If you’ve been reading along with me for a while now you’ll know about PudStar’s self-named…

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DIY Bookshelf for Favourite Books

By Megan Daley | Jan 31, 2014
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DIY Bookshelf for Favourite Books PudStar has many books in her room. Actually our entire house is filled with many books. One can never have too many books however one MUST have a…

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A Reading Tent

By Megan Daley | Nov 10, 2013
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Today I’m sharing what will be (at Christmas!) the latest addition to ChickPea’s bedroom; a reading tent with Willow fabric flags. PudStar and I had been pondering what to do with the…

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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 Reading Tent

By Megan Daley | Dec 4, 2012
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PudStar broke her arm last week following an incident with a NYC snow dome. Perfect timing…just in time for summer swimming and lots of parties involving jumping castles! Unfortunately it also happens…

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Reading in the Great Outdoors

By Megan Daley | Oct 21, 2012
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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…

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Book Storage in the Bedroom

By Megan Daley | Oct 21, 2012
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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…

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