More book reviews for different reading stages and ages

More book reviews for different reading stages and ages - Ever-changing Life of a Mum

I’m back today with a few more book reviews for children of different reading stages and ages.

I am reviewing three books covering toddlers, young children and tweens … with a little help from my three daughters. I hope that by offering opinions from my own children, it essentially gives other parents a really insight into what kids really think of some of the books that are available to them – these are essentially book reviews by kids for kids.

Previously on the blog, I have covered the topics of how to encourage young people to read throughout their school years, even during the school holidays – I learned a great deal from these guest posts by Dymocks Literacy Expert Ryan Spencer.

At my request, Dymocks also provided a list of book recommendations for different age groups in these posts and I recently received a book for each of my girls, who are aged one, seven and 11, to review.

You can also read my past book reviews for different reading stages here.

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Guest post: Encouraging your children to read over the summer holidays

Encouraging your children to read over the summer holidays - Ever-changing Life of a MumHello summer holidays!

I love this time of year and the much needed break from routine – something my family was craving as we limped towards the finishing line of the last school term. It’s time for the kids to put the text books away, relax and have some fun.

But that doesn’t mean they should pack away books entirely because the holidays provide the perfect opportunity to spend time reading some books of their own choice and delve into a world of imagination.

I myself was sitting on the couch for much of the afternoon yesterday and, while at this time of year it’s often interrupted by my children needing me to help them with an activity or wanting a snack, it wasn’t long before I was joined by one of my daughters after asking me to help her pick a book to read from her bookshelf.

Today I have Dymocks Literacy Expert, Ryan Spencer on the blog to help parents discover some fun ways to encourage their children to read over summer holidays.

There are also some book recommendations to suit various age groups – I’ll also be reviewing a few of these books in a later post on the blog.

Ryan offers some great tips in this post that hopefully kick starts a summer full of reading fun.

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Book reviews for different reading stages and ages

Book reviews for different reading stages and ages - Ever-changing Life of a MumToday on the blog I review three children’s books aimed at different reading stages and ages, from toddlers through to primary school children.

This follows on from last month’s opportunity to ask Dymocks Literacy Expert and State Director of the Australian Literacy Educator’s Association, Ryan Spencer a few questions about encouraging young people to read throughout the school years and beyond.

I learned a great deal from this guest post and was rather happy when I realised that I already have a few of the reading tips and strategies mentioned in place with my girls.

As part of this guest post, Dymocks provided a great list of book recommendations for different age groups and I was lucky enough to receive a book for each of my girls, who are aged one, six and 11, to review.

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