There’s one thing people learn about me pretty quickly – I am a big reading advocate. As far as I’m concerned, a love of reading is the single most important gift we can give our children (and by our children, I mean the children we have, the children we teach and the children in our community.) At times, I will write about why reading is important, how we can encourage and improve it and other issues related to it.
I was an avid reader through school, becoming well known for reading stupidly thick books while walking. After high school, I did an arts degree and read more books. Then I went back to university to become a teacher. Once I began teaching, I became well known for having a big (then bigger, then even bigger) collection of books in my classroom, and for encouraging kids to read. I taught Reader’s Workshop in my classroom, with stunning results, and I believe in reading aloud, using graphic novels, allowing time to read and being enthusiastic about reading. I also believe in reading to babies.
- Watching Book Exploration Develop
- Making Books Accessible to Mouthing Babies
- Library Activities for All Ages: Shelving Books
- 10 Ways to Get Kids Excited About Reading in the New School Year
- Six Ways to Spend More Time with Nursery Rhymes
- Thank Goodness for Librarians
- Seven Fun Ways to Explore Non-Fiction
- Last Minute Book Presents for Babies and Children
- Fun Fiction Challenges and Activities for the School Holidays
- Fun Book Related Activities for the School Holidays
- Why Australia Is Behind In Reading – and an Easy Way to Fix It
- 6 Ways to Get the Most Out of Baby Rhyme Time