Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes

Mem Fox’s Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes was first published in 2008 and has been a favourite with parents and babies the world over ever since. A copy of the book, signed by Mem, was even given to Prince George when he was born in July 2013 as one of Australia’s official gifts to the newest member of the English royal family. Written in gentle …

Phonological Awareness

What is phonological awareness and why does it matter? Phonological awareness is an awareness of and a sensitivity to the sound structure of language. It’s a listening skill and it matters because many, many research studies over the years have shown that it’s a critical skill for children to have before they start learning to read. In fact, phonological …