Annie and Simon

Annie and Simon is a book about a brother and sister and the relationship they share.  The book is reviewed by Melissa Y. at Sweet on Books. What yo need to know: • Sweet, innocent little learn to read book.• The chapters are mini-short stories, not a continuous storyline, so you can read in any order and one at a…

Teachers call to scrap school tests for children under eight in push for play-based learning

By Andrea Mayes ABC News WA school teachers are pushing for formalised assessments and testing to be scrapped for children aged under eight in favour of a play-based model of learning favoured in Scandinavian countries. State School Teacher’s Union WA (SSTUWA) president Pat Byrne said research had shown play-based learning was better for children in terms of wellbeing, academic outcomes,…

Ask Dr. Blank: Should real-time news be discussed in the classroom?

A true democracy relies on having an informed citizenry. Schools can play a key role in achieving this goal by offering regular activities such as discussions of real time news. The need for this is clear. For decades, reports from a range of sources have been telling us how inadequately prepared our population is in this regard. For example, in…

Mom Runs 3:11 Marathon With a Triple Stroller While Pushing 185 Pounds

By Gabrielle Hondorp for runnersworld.com Cynthia Arnold can probably run faster than you, and she can do it while pushing a three-person stroller. This wasn’t the first time we’ve seen the 35-year-old mother of three wield a trio of tykes across a race finish line. Last year, she broke the Guinness World Record for the fastest-half marathon while pushing a three-person stroller…

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Halloween Surprise

Halloween Surprise is a story about a young girl who can’t decide on a Halloween costume.  The book is reviewed by Melissa G. at Sweet on Books. What you need to know: • Get into the spirit of Halloween with this picture book about how a young girl decides what to dress up as for the holiday.• Any child who has…