Category Archives: Family

The Best Apps Available for Helping Your Kids To Read

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Joel Syder has put together a list of Apps to help your child to read. I would also highly recommend attending the school for any introduction to read sessions they might host. My partner and I did this way back when our child was first starting out, and it was invaluable.

Building Emotional Literacy and Empathy in the library

I was inspired by this post on Building Emotional Literacy and Empathy in the library.

I see so many great programs about building resilience in our children, but also feel despairing that we have got to this point in our society.

How diverse is your library?

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I’m very fortunate as the Library I work for has the most diverse collection, which supports teachers, and educators across Victoria. But I know only too well of Libraries that aren’t. Angela P. Dodson expands on the importance of diversity in Children’s Libraries with a thought provoking article.

Holy Cupcakes! Batman Turns 80

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A post full of inspirational ways to celebrate the Bat Family can be found here.

Resources for Serving Diverse Communities

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ALSC posts a lot of inspiring and relevant information for practicing Librarians. I wanted to bring this particular post to your attention as it’s full of ideas.

Cinematic Flashback: Godzilla (1998) Review

Crazy Confession – I love Godzilla. Can’t help myself, have been a serious fan for many decades of my life. So this reminded me of the first Americanisation of my beloved Godzilla Cinematic Flashback: Godzilla (1998) Review.

The movie didn’t quite capture Godzilla for me – but if I put aside my deep affection for the character it’s not a bad film. (Just not a great version of my Godzilla).

Ten Ways to Get Reluctant Adolescent Readers Reading by Sherri K. Wilcox

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We all encounter folks who just find reading harder to enjoy, so this great list of Ten Ways to Get Reluctant Adolescent Readers Reading by Sherri K. Wilcox might prove a source of inspiration for you.

No Excuse for Abuse

The No Excuse for Abuse campaign aims to raise awareness of non-physical abuse and make it clear there is never an excuse for any type of abuse against women. It is an initiative of Our Watch and funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Service

Picture books and gender

I looked through the Scholastic catalogue that my tween had brought home from school yesterday. I was as usual uninspired by the lack of diversity I saw there. Then I read this article on the representation of females in picture books. And I wonder yet again, when will it change?

Desperation And Broken Trust When Schools Restrain Students Or Lock Them In Rooms

A thought provoking investigation by NPR is reported here.


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