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International Read to me Day

“It takes a village to raise a child and it takes a child to inspire a village”, Emma Mactaggart Today we are celebrating ‘International Read to me Day”, this is an international campaign to empower and encourage children to be more proactive in their own liter

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International Mother Language Day (IMLD)

“IMLD promotes awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism”. Australia is a multicultural society and as such understands the significance of the diversity of its population. It is celebrated on 21st February. The Australian government through his Ea

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2017 Read aloud Day

Read aloud everyday to your children, even when they are old enough to read by themselves. A young reader understands better when he is listening to a story than when he is reading. When you read aloud it is not just about the text inside a book, it is about the time you spend with yo

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Scavenger hunt at Naturescape in Kings Park

Savenger hunts and ‘I spy’ games are among our favourite ways to teach new words to a child while having fun. It is easy to put organise it just requires a little bit of time. For our first session of this term we went to Naturescape in Kings Park for a scavenger hunt. I w

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Multicultural children’s book day

Multicultural children’s book day became a national event in the USA on 27 January 2014 thanks to Valerie Budayr (www.jumpintoabook.com) and Mia Wenjen (www.pragmaticmom.com). They are both children’s reading and play advocates and presented this day as a way of celebratin

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Back to school: educational books for language promotion

Children are back to school and this is a great opportunity to reinforce those language skills. Teaching children your language through themes they are interested in or expand their language skills through new topics, ideally subjects that they are studying at school. This way you get

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We are starting school – fun books for an exciting day

My son is about to start kindergarten and I must admit that I am as excited as he is. He is a big boy now. However, school can be a new environment for many children and as anything new it can be scary. They will have to get use to faces, make new friends. My son goes to childcare and

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Give the gift of imagination this Christmas!

You can never go wrong with a book. They are always great gifts. Le toboggan is happy to offer a free shipping for all orders from $80. Simply use the voucher Xmas16. Happy reading and Merry Christmas!   *valid for deliveries within Australia only *until 20 December 2016

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