Fendalton Open-Air School Library Blog

Welcome to the Fendalton Open-Air school library blog. This is the place where reading for fun is our main focus. There are heaps of reviews, author and illustrator links, and book trailer links. There are games to play on the homework page and ideas for parents as well. Feel free to leave a comment on any of the posts.

Wednesday, 28 May 2008

Parents' Page

We have a small selection of books available for parents to borrow on your child’s card. These books can be borrowed for two weeks.
  • Planning to Move, Moving to Plan: Living with Developmental Dyspraxia in New Zealand by Judy Davies 
  • The Anti-bullying Handbook by Keith Sullivan
  • Bully Busting: How to help children deal with teasing and bullying by Evelyn Field
  • Going to hospital: A book for children. 
NB This is a Christchurch based book which is well worth reading with your child if they are going in to hospital. Highly recommended.

  • The Reading Bug and how you can help your child to catch it by Paul Jennings 
A great easy read which inspires you to encourage your kids to read. Highly recommended by many educationalists
  • Brainy parents - brainy kids by John Joseph. Deals with brain stimulation, learning and the psychology of the child.
Raising boys by Steve Biddulph. The psychology of boys.
  • The gift of dyslexia: why some of the brightest people can’t read and how they learn
  • Rocket your child into reading by Jackie French
  • My friend has dyspraxia by Nicola Edwards
  • The parent’s homework handbook by Christine Ward
  • Dyspraxia by Geoff Brookes
Web Sites of Interest:
Dyslexia - www.davislearn.com, www.dysadd.com symptoms www.ddapacific.co.nz, wwww.picture.thinkers.co.nz

Visual Memory - jigsaw puzzles www.jigzone.co.nz eye exercises. www.eyecanlearn.com I spy www.scholastic.com/ispy/play/index.asp

Auditory memory - www.masteringmemory.co.uk, www.kidscanlearn.net.

ABC's - Learn to read phonic and comphrension www.starfall.com. This is a great site to play and learn



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