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How reading aloud saved my day.

I’ve spoken about this before. How falling down flat on my face with a Crohn’s flare makes parenting a difficult task. The biggest annoyance is my life stopping still, with me bedridden. The next annoyance is me on medication that makes me not only forgetful and clumsy, but has given rise to some anger issues … Continue reading

Encouraged.

Over the last few days I have become discouraged. Sad that there are children out there who aren’t regularly read to. Shocked when teachers tell me that there are children starting school who don’t know which way up a book should go. Disappointed that there isn’t more help for parents who are illiterate. Frustrated that … Continue reading

Join in July and become a Gary Mehigan.

If, in between tantrums and toilet training, you are trying to learn every trick of the trade on Masterchef’s ‘Master Class’ just so that you can look like you have some sort of chef-like talent in your kitchen, well you’re in luck! When you join my Learning Ladder team in July and you come and … Continue reading

The Importance of Reading Aloud

I know a tiny bit about early childhood development from my dear friend Miss L, who is a kindergarten teacher and the mother of two amazing little girls. Before I had my daughter, Miss L would tell me all sorts of funny little things her daughter was up to developmentally. My brain was always quick … Continue reading

We play with Noisy Books

Ok, so I am playing with them at the moment. Miss Mimi is having an afternoon nap (a rarity here) and I have only just sat down to open my Miss Mimi’s new books that arrived this morning. It’s very lucky for me that my job allows me to purchase books at half price, because I … Continue reading

The Little Big Book Club.

I have found another favourite website. I certainly do have many favourites and it’s funny, even though I spend a bit of time online, Miss Mimi has never really been enticed by the wonders that the world wide web has to offer kids…until today. Today, I saw that a friend over on Facebook, Mel, had … Continue reading

Mission Statement

I feel that I have finally come up with a mission statement that encompasses everything I believe in for the success of my business and which also explains my passion for all parents to read-aloud to our children from the very first day they are born.. So, as an Independent Learning Ladder Advisor, this is … Continue reading

Let’s Party in May and June

We all know that children learn through play. And we all know that reading aloud to our children from birth has so many proven benefits that, as parents, we clamber to find beautiful new stories to read to our little ones every chance we get. There is nothing new to be found in what I … Continue reading