Australia Remembers Educational Activities: Customs and Traditions

#australiaremembers2 #customsandtraditionsoftheadf #bookcampaign #booksontourpr The Australia Remembers series provides a plethora of opportunities for students to explore historical facts, traditions and personal meaning in relation to the studies of Anzac Day, Remembrance Day and the customs of the Australian Defence Force. Topics including the Anzac spirit, commemorative services, symbols and emblems, mottos, defence force practices and more can READ MORE

Educational Activities: Responsibility with The Mouse and the Egg

#thewindandthemouse #themousenandtheegg #bookcampaign #booksontourpr The Willing Kids Program series provides myriad of opportunities for literacy and social-emotional growth in young children, and to a range of abilities. The first two books, The Wind and the Mouse and The Mouse and the Egg, focus on themes such as kindness, responsibility, adapting to change and courage, in fun, gentle and READ MORE

Ten Naughty Numbats Number Games

#onetotenandbackagain #tennaughtynumbats #bookcampaign #booksontourpr The One to Ten and Back Again series opens up so many possibilities for number activities in terms of counting by ones, adding on and counting back by ones. For children in the early years (preschool to Year 2), grasping the concept of counting sets up learning for all kinds of mathematical READ MORE

Imagination to Paper – Interview with Grace Nolan

#onetotenandbackagain #tennaughtynumbats #bookcampaign #booksontourpr It’s a pleasure to have Grace Nolan grace us with her presence, answering questions about her delightfully lively counting series, One to Ten and Back Again. With the first book, Ten Naughty Numbats, recently released, and the following; Ten Bush Babies and Ten Lively Lorikeets out soon, these handy, clever and engaging READ MORE

Dino-Riffic Educational Activities for Fossil Frenzy

#theadamsonadventures #fossilfrenzy #bookcampaign #booksontourpr There is HUGE learning potential in Sandra Bennett’s Fossil Frenzy in terms of literacy and science understandings for children in the middle grade age bracket. In these engaging activities, students will use their hypothesising, analysing and fine motor skills to uncover scientific discoveries with regard to Australian dinosaurs and the formation READ MORE

Verityville Education: Cardboard City Craft

#verityville #bookcampaign #booksontourpr Verityville is a marvellous place to be – full of wonder, friendship and adventure! Verityville is a town with wonderful people who live and work there. It’s about ordinary, everyday people who make a big difference to our lives. Immerse yourselves in the town of Verityville, and the very town of where READ MORE

I-Message Interactive Communication: Gorkle Education Activity

#gorkle #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day5 Gorkle is a story that focuses on delivering messages – literally, through appropriate means of digital and face-to-face communication. Reinforcing the notion of effective communication and social skills through a digital learning platform, students can practice using ‘I-messages’ in a range of scenarios. That is, they will speak to one another using READ MORE

Heartfelt Dreams and Feathers: Ideas for Capturing Loving Memories

#feathers #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day5 With regard to the themes of empowerment, grief, family, hope and memories in Karen Hendriks and Kim Fleming‘s picture book, Feathers, here are a couple of ideas to help children manage loss of a loved one in positive ways.  *Feathers is written by Karen Hendriks, illustrated by Kim Fleming, published by READ MORE

Go Away, Foxy Foxy Education: Creative Thinking and Working Together

#goawayfoxyfoxy #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day5 Drawing on the themes of creative thinking and working together to solve a problem in Karen Hendriks and Naomi Greaves’ picture book, Go Away, Foxy Foxy, today we will be focusing on writing and discussion activities, a fun partner craft and a calming task to relieve the nerves. Children will be READ MORE

Writing About Non-Fiction: Educational Tasks for Children and Adults!

#patrickwhite #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day5 Being able to attract young readers to read and write about non-fiction, biographical accounts requires certain elements. According to Toni Brisland, author of the fascinating middle grade book about the life of celebrated novelist, Patrick White, there needs to a mix of quirkiness and fun thrown in to the facts. Today, READ MORE