Author: Melody

Storytime with Melody – Nursery Rhymes

This week’s blog is all about Nursery Rhymes. Reading nursery rhymes with your children is a great way to develop speech and literacy, fine motor skills – and also to bond with young children. The many and varied types of rhymes can help your child with all areas of learning. Counting nursery rhymes are a fun and effective way to help develop a child’s numeracy skills: for example, in the song “Five little monkeys”. Rhymes like “Old McDonald had a farm” can inspire engagement with the world around them – I know that’s where I learnt what sound a...

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New Books by Jeremy Robinson

Fantasy and Sci-fi series are my jam! I read at least a book a week, so when I have to wait years for an author to release the next book in a series, I get mighty peeved (I’m talking to you, George RR Martin!) So, that is one of the reasons why I love Jeremy Robinson. With one exception (Robert Crane), I have never come across an author who releases so many quality, action packed series with such regularity. Over the last 11 years, Robinson has released close to 60 novels, comprised of 9 separate series as well as a...

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Storytime with Melody – Summer

Ahhh, Summer… Swimming, surfing, water-balloon fights, sprinklers on the trampoline, ice-cream, barbecues, watermelon dripping down your chin, juicy mangoes, more swimming to wash all the sticky fruit off! How wonderful is Summer? Summer is my absolute favouite time of year because there are so many fun things to do outside in the beautiful sunshine. Living in Western Australia though, it can sometimes be T HT to go outside ~ so on those 40plus days, how about some awesome stories and craft to keep the little ones occupied? I have selected 3 books from our Summer Storytime kit that I think...

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Storytime with Melody – Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs are great! This storytime is all about dinosaurs. Seriously, what kid doesn’t love dinosaurs? They’re big, they have weird hard to say names, some are cute and some are scary, some have little tiny arms and can’t scratch their noses and it’s super funny when dad pretends to be one! Also, there are SOOOOOO many movies and books about dinosaurs! Like, literally hundreds!!! Here are just a few from our collection… What did dinosaurs eat? : and other things you want to know about dinosaurs / written by Elizabeth MacLeod, illustrated by Gordon Sauve. This book is a...

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Storytime with Melody – Under the Sea

  Hello everyone and welcome to my Storytime blog! The theme for this week is “Under the Sea”, which is a wonderful topic for children as there is a wealth of information relating to the topic that children find fascinating. So many different books and films relate to under the sea as well as songs and rhymes about fish and the ocean, and for those with a more scientific approach – even the non-fiction stuff is exciting and interesting to children of all ages. Picture books Hooray for fish! by Lucy Cousins is a wonderful romp through an ocean as...

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Supanova Pop Culture Expo 2016

Recently, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre hosted the annual Supanova Pop Culture Convention. Supanova has been running in Perth for a number of years now, and each year the lineup gets better and better. The event is a chance for fans, stars and exhibitors to come together and share their love of all things entertainment. This year the lineup included stars such as: Travis Fimmel, who plays Ragnar Lothbrok on the television series Vikings; James Marsters, who played Spike in Buffy the Vampire Slayer; and, Sean Astin, of Lord of the Rings and The Goonies fame. For the kids,...

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