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?
When writing The Strongest Boy, I intended the main readers to be boys, but it is definitely a book that can be enjoyed by both genders. The Strongest Boy explores the notion of redefining masculinity and redefining what it means to be strong by using your mind, words and heart. It is also a great … Continue reading The Strongest Boy – a book for girls too!!!
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.
Author: Renee Irving Lee Illustrator: Goce Ilievski Publisher: Lilly Pilly Publishing “Every story starts with an idea, but it’s the characters that move this idea forward” Michael Scott The characters are the people we fall in love with, the ones we laugh at, the family we learn with and the champions we watch eagerly to … Continue reading The Strongest Boy – Meet the Characters
Written by Renee Irving Lee Illustrated by Goce Ilievski Published by Lilly Pilly Publishing Exciting News Announcement: The Strongest Boy is due to be released early 2019! What’s it all about…. “Max thinks he is the strongest boy in the world. He can do all sorts of tough tricks, like showing off his strong muscles, … Continue reading The Strongest Boy – Coming Soon!
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
Here's to a new year and new beginnings! Happy 2018! I will be launching my first children's book this year and have started my own writing business. Quite a few people have asked me, "what exactly, do you do?" Well, here is a quick video that I made for my freelance writing profile. … Continue reading What’s new in 2018?