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5 Tips To Rocket Your Boy Into Reading

As parents we all have varying experiences of how our boys take to the challenge of learning to read. Some boys revel in the challenge, while others show little interest in learning the mechanics of reading—and I’ve had conversations with many mums who say they have a child in both camps. Whether our boys are […]

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Why Read Aloud to Kids?

One of Australia’s favourite children’s authors, Mem Fox, has been quoted as saying, “If you can’t read aloud to your kid for 10 minutes a day, why have you got a child? Why have you got one? Wouldn’t it have been better for you to have a goldfish?” It’s pretty direct, but true. Reading to […]

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20 ways to make reading fun

20 Ways To Get Kids to Read

Many kids can quite happily lock themselves away for hours on end devouring any book they can get their hands on. I am always secretly a little envious of parents who have kids like this, as you can see their kids are totally enthused by the whole reading experience. They are hungry for their reading […]

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Learning to read is not a sprint race

Learning to Read is not a Sprint Race

Parenting is sometimes a competitive business. Mothers and fathers are heard to passionately discuss ‘firsts’ – whose child walks first, talks first, reads first. If our child isn’t achieving these milestones at the same age it can cause stress and worry. However, research shows a child who learns to read at a young age will […]

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I Love Reading

What got you reading?

The Nancy Drew Mystery Series were classic childhood favourites of my era. But not for me. While most of my friends devoured girly mysteries I was doing other things. I can hardly remember reading as a kid. My recollection is that I was too busy catching tadpoles, riding my bike or milking cows to read. […]

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