Letter to the Book Chook - Getting Ready for School - Some ideas for helping your youngster begin school.
The Divine Ms Mem - If you're as big a MemFox fan as I am, be sure to check out these videos of Mem reading aloud - divine!
When Should We Start Reading to Kids? - One of the most engaging videos I've seen shows the value of reading to babies.
Literacy Lava 1 Recap - Have you downloaded your free pdf copies of Literacy Lava? They're still available on my website. This post gives a little blurb about each article in the first Literacy Lava we produced.
Literacy in the Playground - You can also download Literacy in the Playground from my website - find chants, games and playground rhymes that support kids' literacy and physical wellbeing.
Use FlauntR to Play with Images and Text - A couple of Book Chook ideas for using a neat online photo editor with lots of effects including text.
Starting School - A letter from a mum whose son is soon to start school and my response
The Timer - A Parent and Teacher's Best Friend - Have you thought about using a stopwatch or egg timer when you're working with kids?
Fake Science - How using fake science can be a springboard to learning the real stuff. Plus I just love the idea of a tree octopus.
Nurturing Readers and Writers - Simple but powerful techniques for helping our kids become literate.
Playing with Art at CBeebies - So many charming activities for little kids - and chooks!
What Can We Do with a Newspaper? - Book Chook ideas for playing with and learning from the humble Daily Bugle.
Book Week Ideas - Guest Post and see my own recent suggestions for Children's Book Week too.
History Through One Painting - Check out this amazing painting and my ideas for using it to introduce kids to lots of learning.
Image credit: www.thebookchook.com