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Guiding Your Child towards Academic Excellence G. Runo   Anyone who has been through formal education knows how important grades can seem when you are at school. The smartest kids in class are generally...

  How to Instill Respect in Your Children  G. Runo   We have all come across that child: The teenager who has attitude and is not afraid to use inappropriate language while addressing adults; the...

Book Review: Up, Up and Away My review of this new picture book about science and responsibility can be watched below! ...

Book Review: Pattan’s Pumpkin: An Indian Flood Story My review of this new picture book about a traditional Indian myth can be watched below! ...

Book Review: Welcome to Country My review of this new picture book introducing the Australian Aboriginal ceremony of Welcoming to Country can be watched below! ...

Book Review: The Beginner’s Guide to Winning the Nobel Prize: Advice for Young Scientists My review of this fascinating insight into the career and life of a Nobel Prizewinner can be watched below!...

Book Review: Atlas of Animal Adventures: A collection of nature’s most unmissable events, epic migrations and extraordinary behaviours My review of this non fiction book for early and mid primary...

Great Picture Books for Girls It has come to my mind recently that it is difficult to find good books for girls. That is, books featuring female protagonists doing normal, exciting, adventurous things...

As some of you may have discovered I am a firm advocate of parents taking responsibility for their child’s successful and fluent reading. To that end, I have occasionally warned parents not to...

Parenting and Teaching – A Delicate Balance By Ronit Baras When I first opened my early childhood centre, my daughter was 16 months old.  She was in a family day care and I thought I wouldn’t have...