Welcome to June. I hope the start of this month finds you coming closer to a new kind of normal – even if that ‘normal’ might have dramatically changed for you. I think we’re all getting used to the fact that whatever normality comes to us over the coming months, things will never be the … Continue reading Finding Your Feet
Howdy folks! Today sees us at the (almost) end of May. It’s terrifying! One of the questions in the quiz from the newspaper on Saturday asked how many days there were in 2020; I wanted to answer 17,364, because that’s what it feels like (but I didn’t because I’m also extremely competitive). I hope the … Continue reading Learning from Home – 28 May 2020
Welcome to Thursday! At this point, I’m not going to make any assumptions about what your school, students or children are doing: some people are back, or about to go back, to full-time schooling; some are doing a mix of remote and on-campus learning; and some are still undertaking, or at least attempting, remote schooling. … Continue reading Learning from Home – 21 May 2020
Today I’m going to go back to what we all know and love – books and writing. It’s why you all come here isn’t it? Because you believe in the importance of good writing, for and by children. Many of you will be familiar with the wonderful Emily Rodda (I’m not ashamed to admit that … Continue reading Learning from Home – 14 May 2020
And just like that, it’s Easter! The strange way time has been behaving this year has meant that many of us have forgotten this holiday was almost upon us. As most of you will be spending more time together as a family over the next few days, rather than as workers and students, I’ve pulled … Continue reading Learning from Home – 8 April 2020
As we begin to get a little more used to the world in which we currently find ourselves, I hope that you are finding ways of working, teaching, learning and being that work for you. It will be different for us all. One thing that we can hopefully find solace in at this time is … Continue reading A Whole New World
I hope this Monday finds everyone well, and hopefully starting to find a routine that works for you. Below you will find some activities to educate and entertain everyone – don’t forget that many of these will be as new to you as they are to your children, so make sure you join in on … Continue reading Learning from Home – 6 April 2020
Does it feel like time is messing with us this year? Like January went for eight months, while February seems to have only gone for ten days? In theory, it’s the start of autumn, so hopefully the weather is starting to calm down a little for you, and your frantic start to the year has … Continue reading What month is it again?
There are lots of different kinds of books that children can choose to engage with. For most kids, particularly younger ones, the most engaging books will be those specifically written for them. Sometimes, however, they will find books written primarily for adults more appropriate. With this in mind, for this month’s blog I have chosen … Continue reading Books for All!
This month sees both Children’s Week and International Day of the Girl Child. With these in mind, I thought I’d look at books told from the point of view of children, particularly girls. Many of you will be familiar with The Girl, the Dog and the Writer series by Katrina Nannestad, and this month the … Continue reading Through the Eyes of a Child