Black and white baby books: Reading black and white baby books out loud is one of the best things you can do to kickstart your newborn’s development.
Her heart pounded like the beat of a rave as she skidded to a halt. Breathing in through her nose and out through her mouth, she fought to slow her heart rate and breathing. If she wanted to make the shots, she needed to get control of herself. She peered around the corner and checked the escalator. Still deserted. Thank God, she’d beaten them.
How much do Australian parents and carers read to their children? Are they doing it more or less than before? What would encourage them to do it more? Find out all the answers to these questions and more.
Reading out loud to children is crucial for the development but finding the time for shared reading can be tough. Check out these top 6 tips for fitting more shared reading into your child’s routine and watch as they reap the benefits.
Just because your child can read independently doesn’t mean you should stop reading out loud to them
So your child can read by him/herself now and you think you should stop reading out loud to him/her? No! There are many benefits to continuing.
Many parents wanting to do what’s best for their child wonder when they should start reading to their child. Before birth? Immediately after birth? At 6 months of age? Some also wonder whether they should only be reading to their child at bedtime. If this sounds familiar, find out all you need to know to make the right reading decision for your child.
I love Goodkind’s earlier work but unfortunately Death’s Mistress is the latest in a string of under-performers by this writing star.
A contest, unknown lands and a reluctant traveller make A. L. Tait’s ‘The Mapmaker Chronicles: Race to the End of the World’ an engaging adventure story for children aged 9 and over.
Patricia Cornwell’s ‘Book of the Dead’ has an interesting premise and plenty of intrigue but for me, the execution let it down.