Do These 3 Things Every Day to Help Your Child grow: Talk, Read, Sing

Am reminded of the famous "Jaws "movie quote, "You're gonna need a bigger boat ! ". When it comes to developing oral language, reading, and writing skills, you not only need a better boat, you need a bigger ocean. Read on as my guest blogger, Speech and Language Therapist, Catherine Campbell, explains what you can do to help your child learn at school.

1000 Books Before School: A New Zealand Library's Pilot Project

Guest blogger Mary Butler explains her library's pilot project. 1000 Books Before School’s Vision is to create a “we read aloud to our children from birth” community culture in the Motueka Library District. 1000 Books Before School is the result of a simple idea: The amount of reading, talking and singing you do with your children matters.

Getting Kids reading: Keeping Kids reading

Remember that first time you found a book that you couldn't put down? This magic in books doesn't occur naturally with many children. Read here for simple tips such as how to set up family reading traditions and encourage reluctant readers to not only participate but to discover the magic of books.