celebrating cultures

Chinese New Year -Monkey stories, rhymes and more.

Preschool Chinese New Year Resources 2016
Sydney has luminous displays of the animals of the zodiac for Chinese New Year.

Houses around us are decorated and our shops are full of red and gold decorations.We’re welcoming the year of the monkey , a “charming, inventive and successful, confident, enthusiastic, flexible and happy character.”

Kids love monkeys so […]

Book Review: “Splosh for the Billabong” and “Summer Rain” ( Aboriginal theme)

We’re always looking for quality picture books with Aboriginal themes.

Both these books have been nominated for Speech Pathology Book of the Year 2015 ( Birth- 3 years).

We think they would be excellent revisited as early readers.
“ Summer Rain” by Ros Moriarty, Illustrated by Balarinji. Allen and Unwin.

Summer Rain is set in the wet season […]

Ramadan picture books-100 Stories Before School Literacy Calendar

In 2015 Ramadan falls from 18 June- 16 July as the 9th month of the Islamic calendar.

We have a large Muslim community celebrating Ramadan in Sydney, and  other parts of Australia.

Preschool Books to share during Ramadan
We have researched and read picture books explaining and celebrating Ramadan for younger children, here are our best picks.

Golden […]

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