Book reviews from tots to tweens

As many of your know, I love nothing more than burying my head in a good book and lucky for me my children feel the same way. I’m always on the lookout for new and interesting reads, for both them and me!

With a little help from my three girls,today I’m reviewing four children’s books covering ages from toddler through to tween. Because what’s better than children’s book reviews if not by children themselves?!

I also think books make the best presents (you can never have enough books!) and with Christmas fast approaching they may also be helpful for selecting a few titles to give as gifts this year.

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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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Guest post: How to identify your child’s reading stage and help them progress

How to identify your child's reading stage and help them progress - Ever-changing Life of a Mum

I was a real bookworm when I was a child, devouring book after book after book. While my parents weren’t book lovers themselves, it was still something they encouraged me to do, buying me countless books and making endless trips to the library.

I have always enjoyed reading with my children and it appears that the apple really doesn’t fall far from the tree with my girls. Just before bedtime, they are always more than willing to read with me at the end of each night. It’s such a great way to finish the day.

So I jumped at the chance when Dymocks contacted me to see if I was interested in running a guest post and offered the opportunity to ask Dymocks Literacy Expert and State Director of the Australian Literacy Educator’s Association, Ryan Spencer a few questions of my own.

At my request, this post helps parents to identify children’s reading stages so they can progress. I also asked Dymocks to provide a few book recommendations for various age groups – I’ll be reviewing a few of these books in a later blog post.

I learned a great deal from this guest post and was pleasantly surprised when I realised I already had in place a few of the reading tips and strategies mentioned. I hope you also find it useful and informative for you and your children.

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