How Can Children Enjoy the Holidays While Keeping School in Mind

With holidays around the corner teachers everywhere are excited to breathe, relax and take a break. Reports are written, half of the year is gone and the second half is already planned out. It’s an exciting time. Holidays mean family… Continue Reading >

10 play ideas to beat the winter blues!

1- Have a Disco- the Trolls movie soundtrack is high on repeat at our house! Turn off the lights, turn the music up, forget the housework and dance away with your little one. You’re never too little or too big… Continue Reading >

Finished the last page of a great book? Try these ideas to expand kids’ thinking

There are lots of fun extension activities to do with our kids once the last page has been read. Here are practical, tired and tested ideas to try when expanding kids’ experiences, opinions and concepts about the books they read…. Continue Reading >

How to Give Your Child a Head Start

Media proudly brought to you by ABC Reading Eggs Not sure how to support your child’s development in the early years? Worried they won’t be ready for school? Want to give your child the best start for a love of… Continue Reading >

School Readiness and what you need to know.

The decision about when your child should start school can be a hard one to make. Many people think that being school ready means that your child must know how to read and write but these skills are often secondary… Continue Reading >

These 5 basic concepts are essential for early school success!

By Sabina Pyne, Youthrive Speech Pathologist Your child’s understanding of basic concepts is important for their success at school and it’s easy to help them develop these skills at home!   What are the basic concepts? Basic concepts are words… Continue Reading >

WHAT’S IN A NAME? (Exploring letters and sounds)

By Susan Spelic   Cuddling with our kids for a relaxing bedtime story is a beautiful routine. Regular reading and talking with our kids about our day (without distractions) develops oral language, vocabulary and feelings of security while building a… Continue Reading >

5 Ways to Connect with Your Child Today

This month it is time to focus on connections. Before the crazy of Christmas descends. ‘Cause us mums are busy, busy, busy little bees. Focused on the tasks that keep the family running, the kids fed, the house semi-clean. But… Continue Reading >

A child who reads will be an adult who thinks.

What was your favourite children’s book when you were growing up? Do you remember your favourite characters? Is there any part of them that resonate with you now as an adult? I think we all agree how important it is… Continue Reading >

Too many books? I think what you mean is not enough bookshelves.

“You can’t possibly buy any more books, we have no room!” -my husband, circa, 2015. I have a problem, it’s a children’s book collection problem. As a teacher, I had a little stash of books that I had collected along the… Continue Reading >