Parenting and oversharing

Parenting and oversharing

As adults, we often talk to each other about our kids and our own parenting decisions. Some parents overshare, while a few may withdraw. Some may look to each other for advice and sometimes, for validation. Without realising it, we may listen, judge and compare,...

Early Childhood Matters Annual Conference 2018

Early Childhood Matters Annual Conference 2018

 The Reading Mountain attended a very impressive Early Years Conference in Wyndham last week. The theme for the day was 'Reslient Families Build Strong Communities- An Imperative to Act!' Over 300 participants attended professional learning on the importance of family...

Family representations in our chapter books

Family representations in our chapter books

It's International Families' Day! Here at The Reading Mountain we wish to acknowledge ALL the different types of families in the world. We see all sorts of families in our own life experiences. Is it fair to assume that a 'family' has two parents, two parents of...

Red Letter Day Winners

Red Letter Day Winners

The Reading Mountain is a proud sponsor of Red Letter Day and the winners of the letter writing competition were announced last week. The theme for 2017 was 'My Dyslexia Champion'. Kids around Australia were asked to express their feelings and share how a special...

The Best Things About Being A Working Mum

The Best Things About Being A Working Mum

By Susan Spelic Recently, I was invited to contribute to an article about being a 'working mum'. We all know that being a parent is both challenging and rewarding. Most mums work full-time at home but there's another layer of complexity if she also works full-time for...

Old classic books- pass them on or keep them?  

Old classic books- pass them on or keep them?  

By Susan Spelic We all know it’s a good idea to declutter our homes. Once it’s done, it feels good. These holidays, you plan to put aside a few days to bunker down and go through your family’s ‘stuff’ and declutter. It feels good to recycle and throw junk out. You...

Will the cogs of the ‘Mother-Wheel’ ever stop turning?

Will the cogs of the ‘Mother-Wheel’ ever stop turning?

By Susan Spelic It’s after school. Pick-up at the school gate wasn’t too horrendous. It is your quieter day- no after school activities today, with it being a Wednesday. Gus is 5 years old and has three extra-curricular activities every week. To enable school pick-up,...

2017 Hobsons Bay Business Excellence Awards

2017 Hobsons Bay Business Excellence Awards

The Reading Mountain is the winner of the Hobsons Bay Business Excellence Award. As a new start-up business, we were recognised for our innovative and engaging reading products, level of detail and planning, our detailed style guide and our ability to recognise...

Starting your child’s reading journey

Starting your child’s reading journey

If a child memorizes ten words, the child can read only ten words, but if a child learns the sounds of ten letters, the child will be able to read 350 three sound words, 4320 four sound words and 21,650 five sound words. Dr Martin Kozloff (2002) Reading is all about...

Notes from the Square Pegs Dyslexia Conference, Hobart

Notes from the Square Pegs Dyslexia Conference, Hobart

As a precursor to Dyslexia Awareness Month, we all gathered as a large cohesive group, to learn about the specifics of Dyslexia and Dyscalculia at the Square Pegs conference in Hobart. Exhibiting our books and resources together with learning more about dyslexia and...

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