Everybody makes mistakes – but how do you teach children to learn from them?

Everybody makes mistakes, and children are definitely no exception to this. They can have bad days, be moody, hungry, tired or overwhelmed. They can make mistakes. They can make poor choices. Illustrations by Goce Ilievski from The Strongest Boy - written by Renee Irving Lee Learning from our mistakes in an important part of our … Continue reading Everybody makes mistakes – but how do you teach children to learn from them?

The Kindness Wall: Teaching children to use their #StrongMind, #StrongWords, and #StrongHeart.

One kind word can change someone's entire day! When I do a Book Reading or Kindy Visit, I bring with me ‘The Kindness Wall’. With the help of an adult, the children write or draw a message of kindness. This message can be for anyone they choose and should be positive, loving or kind. One … Continue reading The Kindness Wall: Teaching children to use their #StrongMind, #StrongWords, and #StrongHeart.

Top Ten Tips for Engaging Babies and Toddlers in Reading

Did you know that...... “Reading aloud to children every day puts them almost a year ahead of children who do not receive daily read-alouds, regardless of parental income, education level or cultural background”. (Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research). Reading the traditional way evokes imagination in a child, and allows their thought process … Continue reading Top Ten Tips for Engaging Babies and Toddlers in Reading

Content is King!

Back in 1996, Bill Gates said that "Content is King".  Now that social media has changed the advertising and marketing world, this statement is truer than it has ever been before. Social media content has moved from beyond sharing funny memes and business card like advertisements.  Consumers today want video, pictures, multimedia and valuable content that … Continue reading Content is King!