Literacy

Best books for kids: Book of the Year winners

The Book of the Year awards from the Children's Book Council of Australia have been announced, exploring themes that will resonate with young readers in a year of big challenges.

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Best of the Web: Books to encourage reluctant readers, taming ‘dad anger’, and more…

Maggie Dent's list of books to get kids reading, how one dad took action to control his temper, and how lockdown is resulting in more kids getting mental health support.

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Hooray for haiku at home

Diane Bourke explores the wonderful world of haiku – a perfect family activity as we spend more time at home. Her tips and advice will help kids and parents discover the magic that three lines can convey.

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Best of the Web: The joys of daily walks with my six-year-old, Roald Dahl Story Day, and more

How one mother is being reminded by her young daughter of the resilience of kids, ideas for a Roald Dahl party, and the parent v non-parent workplace divide in lockdown.

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Best of the Web: Frank Woodley’s story time tips for Dads, and more on being a father

Frank Woodley shows Dads how to put the oomph into story time in a fun video, the importance of raising courageous kids, and finding your sense of purpose as a father.

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Summer Longings, a poem by Derek Villaceran

Derek Villaceran, a Year 12 student at Lilydale High School, has won the Student Poetry Competition in the Years 11-12 section for his poem, Summer Longings. Here, he reads his winning poem.

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Hope in a Whistle, a poem by Haelie Roberts

Haelie Roberts, a Year 9 student at Olivet Christian College, has won the Student Poetry Competition in the Years 9-10 section for her poem, Hope in a Whistle. Here, she reads her poem.

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Our young poets remind us of the power of optimism and hope, says Deputy Premier James Merlino

Deputy Premier and Minister for Education James Merlino has sent a moving video message of thanks to all the students who entered our Student Poetry Competition.

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Hope, a poem by Ravin Rathnayake

Ravin Rathnayake, a Year 8 student at Haileybury College Edrington, has won the Student Poetry Competition in the Years 7-8 Category for his poem, Hope. Here, he reads his winning poem.

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