5 Must Visit Bookshops In Perth

5 Must Visit Bookshops of Perth - tinystepsmakebigstrides.com

There is something quite enchanting about a local independent bookstore.  They are a treasure trove of inspiration – it is like stepping into another world.  Here in Perth we are so very fortunate to have so many. They are places that once you are in, it can be so very hard to peel yourself away; book shopping is my favourite type of shopping.  I can’t walk past a bookshop without having a look around and that normally involves purchasing a book or two. Continue reading “5 Must Visit Bookshops In Perth”

10 Amazing Resources For Beginning Readers

10 amazing resources for beginning readers

Here are 10 amazing resources that will help your children become actively involved in the reading process. Children learn best by investigating, discovering and exploring new information.  A Multisensory approach to learning and processing information is the best way to learn. If you think about it anything engaging in life involves more than 1 sense — actively involve your children in the learning process!

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20 Fun Ways To Learn The Alphabet

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Learning to read is the most important thing your child will do during their primary years.  It is a complex process that takes considerable practice.  We are not hardwired to read in the same way we are to speak.   It all comes down to deciphering a picture like code and fitting the pieces together to make meaning. Continue reading “20 Fun Ways To Learn The Alphabet”

How Do You Prepare For NAPLAN? Part 1 – Reading

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A jingle we use to calm the nerves

Love it or hate it the standardized test is here to stay, at least for a while yet!  There is no doubt that many schools now teach to the test and this is a sad state of affairs but who can blame them? We live in a world of statistics and tables and everybody is running for first place. Continue reading “How Do You Prepare For NAPLAN? Part 1 – Reading”

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