Brilliant books do brilliant things for little people. Here are some good choices for your 7-9 year olds.
Back to school
As the summer holidays wind up, here are a few thoughts about the return to school from a teacherly perspective.
11 steps to a brilliant night’s sleep.
I seem to have been somewhere on the continuum between moderately fatigued and totally exhausted since my firstborn came onto the scene in early 2009. Of course, nobody with a small baby can realistically expect to have a decent amount of sleep, but somehow, even though my children reliably make it through the night without…
Staying sane in the hols.
School here has just broken up. I think parental emotions were mixed. Some seemed merely relieved to be avoiding the tyranny of 8:55 registration and acceptable packed lunches for two weeks, others focused on the 24/7 x 2 nature of the upcoming interaction with their progeny. Holidays without plans can be hard-going. I am not…
Story time: brilliant books for young children.
It sounds revolting, in retrospect, but when my oldest daughter was in Special Care as a premature bambino, I took picture books in to read to her. I thought – maybe was told? – that it was important she heard my voice even from her incubator, but it was hard to make one-sided conversation with…