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...

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...

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