Guestpost: Good Books for Children’s Activities

Orange Down Under

Finding good children’s activities can sometimes be a chore.  Sometimes you’re just not in the mood to put up with a mess, or to clean it up later.  And sometimes you don’t feel like you can deal with a real physical activity because your own energy level may be at a low.  So maybe reading…

Feeding Children Better: Ellyn Satter’s ‘Secrets of Feeding a Healthy Family’

Secrets of Feeding a Healthy Family, How to eat, how to raise good eaters, how to cook, Ellyn Satter, author of child of mind, feeding with love and good sense

According to one of the best ever parenting books, Ellyn Satter’s Secrets of Feeding a Healthy Family, the number one secret to feeding children better is to eat together. Children who have family meals, Satter tells us, do better in all respects: nutritionally, socially, emotionally, academically, and importantly in resistance to overweight, dieting behavior, eating…

Pamela Allen Activities for Children

Daisy All-Sorts by Pamela Allen

“Read me a story” is a request uttered by children all over the world every day. The award-winning children’s book author and illustrator Pamela Allen creates stories that serve as regular bedtime readings for many youngsters. Whether children are fans of gods, lions, or even roosters, they hear or read a tale that is both…

Author Study: Keeping Up With Pamela Allen

Shhh! Little Mouse by Pamela Allen

Since 1980, children’s author and illustrator Pamela Allen has published more than 30 books. This was the year Ms. Allen moved from New Zealand and made Australia her home. Her books have received wide acclaim both within Australia and around the globe. Eight of them were adapted by The Patch Theatre Company for the stage…

Possum Magic Literary Activities

Possum Magic Mem Fox Julie Vivas

“Once upon a time, but not very long ago, deep in the Australian bush, there lived two possums. Their names were Hush and Grandma Poss. Grandma Poss made bush magic…” Possum Magic is about Grandma Poss and Hush, two possums who embark on a journey around Australia to find the right “people food” to make…

The Best Parenting Books for New Parents

Crop of the Cover: Let the Baby Drive - Navigating the Road of New Motherhood

Full disclosure: This list of the best parenting books for new parents is from the perspective of someone who leans towards an attachment parenting style, prefers not to leave her babies to cry, likes to ‘wear’ her babies (but also likes to put them down some), and thinks you should sleep with your baby or…