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...

Looking for the perfect gift for your special little one?

Looking for the perfect gift for your special little one?

It can be so difficult to find gifts for kids that are not only enjoyable but that will also help them to grow. Finding that balance between a fun gift and a gift that they can get so much more out of can be tricky. But don't frett, our friends over at mydeal.com.au...

How to use the senses when teaching children to read

How to use the senses when teaching children to read

It’s Dyslexia Awareness Week, so we want to highlight the different ways children can use their senses when learning to read. An estimated 10% of the population live with some form of dyslexia, which is described as a ‘persistent difficulty with reading or spelling’....

Simple ways to engage your child when they are learning to read.

Simple ways to engage your child when they are learning to read.

How many of us put down a book if it doesn’t interest us? Children are no different, so find out what interests your child and get involved!   Visit a library Local libraries still exist and offer a range of books so you can see what interests your child. Library...

Supporting Your Child’s Home Reading

Supporting Your Child’s Home Reading

10 USEFUL IDEAS TO SUPPORT HOME READING ROUTINES   It’s after school, you’ve had a long day and little Sam is hungry and tired. You have home reading to do. Sam sits at table with a snack and you talk to her about her school day. Sam runs out to play. After a...

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