“Reading is a complex interaction between the text, the reader and the purposes for reading, which are shaped by the reader’s prior knowledge and experiences, the reader’s knowledge about reading and writing language and the reader’s language community which is Read More … ….
How to Host a School Poetry Slam Poetry will forever remind me of a wonderful poetry slam held at the international school where I worked as teacher librarian. While working at the school in Malaysia I had the opportunity to Read More … ….
Delightful Easter Books Children Will Love Easter is on its way and its always good to have a few books ready to read. Whether it’s about the Easter bunny or more spiritual we have you covered. Some of these titles Read More … ….
Beautiful & Affordable Easter Crafts For Creative Kids I know what it is like. You’ve been busily planning your lessons and then you suddenly realise Easter is around the corner. Don’t worry, I have browsed the Internet to find some Read More … ….
Amazing Books That Inspire Environmental Responsibility More and more it seems like the younger generation will have to live with the consequences of questionable environmental decisions. Though things are changing, it is not happening quickly enough. Greta Thunberg is a Read More … ….
Amazing Strategies For Reading Aloud With Children I can’t imagine how many read alouds I have done throughout my teaching career. I love them, not only for its literacy benefits but for the sense of community it brings to a Read More … ….
Amazing Resources for International Women’s Day Sacred Heart schools all over the world educate young women, fostering “their intellectual, spiritual, physical and emotional wellbeing.” I was lucky enough to teach at the International School of the Sacred Heart in Tokyo for Read More … ….
Powerful Books AboutRemarkable Women This collection of books are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to learning about remarkable women. I chose these books to cover a range of women throughout the work and history. These books Read More … ….
How to Save Money Making a Book Character Costume March is a month of literature for children. It starts in the UK with World Book Day before International Read to Me Day (19th) and World Storytelling Day (20). When I Read More … ….
Picture Books toInspire Acts of Kindness Kindness is a simple but powerful action for the giver and receiver. Roald Dahl said “I think probably kindness is my number one attribute in a human being. I’ll put it before any of Read More … ….
Picture Books EmbracingDynamic Friendships Friendships help us develop trust, compassion and a sense of belonging. Lena Aburdene Derhally writes in The Washington Post, “Friendship is often underrated, considering the tremendous impact it has on our well being. Early-childhood friendship is something that is Read More … ….
10 Surprising Things To Do At Your Local Library Libraries are defining themselves in the current climate of library closures. The New Statesman reported on the declining number of libraries in the UK and quoted Ian Anstice, editor of Public Read More … ….
Using Picture Books With Older Children Picture Books Are Not Written to Teach Reading I passionately believe children from any age can benefit from exposure to picture books. Through my teaching career, I have spoken to parents who are often Read More … ….
Fun Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids What better time to to get hands-on and crafty with Valentine’s Day almost upon us. Before I go into the amazing, creative ideas below I wanted to share some of the Valentine’s Day traditions around Read More … ….
Perfect Valentine’s Day Gifts for a Book Lover Not everyone wants flowers and chocolates for Valentine’s Day. If you have a book lover in your family why not go in a different direction this year. I have chosen a wonderful Read More … ….
14 Charming Kids Books That Reveal the Meaning of Love According to Urban Dictionary unconditional love “is known as affection without any limitations or love without conditions.” Love given unconditionally makes us feel loved and of course happier, particularly children. Read More … ….
12 Amazing Picture Books Celebrating China China is a country full of history and tradition. I have been lucky enough to visit several times and love visiting its historic sites as you can see below. Using this collection of picture Read More … ….
12 Amazing Kids Crafts for Chinese New Years Chinese New Year is just around the corner. People all over the world celebrate the Lunar New Year, which runs for 15 days. Customs include cleaning the home to sweep out bad Read More … ….
10 Quick & Beautiful Winter Crafts for Kids Winter leads to thoughts of falling snow, building snowmen, sledging and evenings spent in front of a roaring fire. Though from where I sit right now it is just raining and raining Read More … ….
8 Amazing New Year’s Eve Activities for Kids New Year’s Eve is a special time. We get to reflect on the year just past and also think ahead to what we want for the future. Below, you will find crafts and Read More … ….