Parents: Encourage thinking about how the story might end.
School holidays often equals long periods of idle time to fill and a child’s reading skills can slide during the six weeks away from school. Re-reading a bunch of their familiar favourite books will keep them engaged with reading. Familiarity breeds confidence, pre-empting the familiar twists and turns in the narrative keeps them practicing their […]
Kindergarten to Year 2 series books Dr Seuss books by Dr Seuss Kids still love these crazily creative stories that encourage wordplay and rhyme. Mr McGee books by Pamela Allen The Lighthouse Keeper series by Ronda and David Armitage The Very Cranky Bear collection by Nick Bland Grug series by Ted Prior Diary of a Wombat series […]
Participate: act as one of the characters in the story you are reading.
Parents – encourage regular reading, join in!
Jake Uwland writes about developing critical readers from a young age Each and every day people are engaging with newspapers, magazines, books, Facebook, Twitter and endless other types of media and social media. In doing this, most people are actively engaged as critical readers but do they actually know or understand what it means to be a […]
Andy Griffiths is a prolific Australian author with over 30 children’s titles published. He is best known for his Treehouse series, The Day My Bum Went Psycho and the JUST! books. A passionate advocate for literacy and an ambassador for The Indigenous Literacy Foundation and The Pyjama Foundation, Andy has written children’s books for […]
YAH for Tony Wilson! What a privilege, thrill, honour to go down in history as being the author of the book read by possibly more than half a million children at the same time. But have you heard the book is dedicated to his son Jack? You must read Tony Wilson’s Blog for an insight into […]
Five of 2016’s best Australian books for kids under ten It’s the Easter holidays in a couple of days and it’s time to get a holiday reading list. While there’ no shortage of children’s books on the market, the sheer volume of choice available can be overwhelming. It’s not unusual to see time-poor parents trying […]
Now that kids are well into first term of school it is important to have established a consistent reading routine. Get into the habit of reading every day. It doesn’t have to take up a large chunk of time. Even if you only have a small amount of time, 10 minutes is better than none. […]