Studying Shakespeare

For so long I have wanted the children to study Shakespeare but have been a little uncertain as to where to start. Jimmie’s site, Shakespeare for Children has finally given me the courage to immerse ourselves into the world of ‘The Bard.’ With the aid of the links from the above site, a pile of […]

Picture Book Time

One of my new resolutions is to regularly fit in picture book time with my younger ones. By younger I mean Michaelangelo, Princess and Jelly Bean and of course Jack Jack. For some reason snuggling up with picture books once a great mainstay of our life has fallen by the wayside. I am determined to […]

When Children Are Later Readers

All my boys have been a little late at reading, not taking off till well after seven however Michaelangelo has been even later. He learnt his sounds about the same time as his brothers. However he wasn’t that strong and then he plateaued, he didn’t seem to be ready to connect the fact that together […]

Reading in Our House During 2007

Our family is a ‘reading family’. Not a day would go by without seeing various members reading throughout the day and everyone curls up in bed with a book at night. Books spill out the book shelves and are stacked in various piles throughout the house. Boxes are constantly being carried back and forth between […]

Koala has read her 60 Books!!

Koala has finished her bookworm! As I shared previously she had to read 60, it sounds like alot, but well, she is a speed reader and an incredibly voracious reader so it seemed fairly comparable to the boys’ target. Due to my rules, she has only just completed her target, truth be told in this […]

Our Bookworm

Ours is a reading household, I read, PC reads and most of the children are readers. We are surrounded by bookcases, all overflowing with books. It was with great shock that I realised that one child in particular wasn’t reading, not real reading in the sense that I mean. Sure he was reading Hardy Boys […]

Beatrix Potter

For any Beatrix Potter fans Elizabeth has done an incredible job putting together some wonderful links and idea. My favourite though is the Beatrix Potter unit study. I’ve been having a browse and we may revisit Beatrix Potter as it makes a wonderful spring ‘rabbit trail’.