Category: Books

Dear Santa: 13 tried-and-tested stocking-stuffer books for preschoolers

Poor Santa! So many presents to find, for so many little people, with so little time! Luckily, we’ve been on the case, searching high and low for the best books to help stimulate preschoolers’ language development – from the Galston...

/ 26 November 2017

More verb-charged books to ignite your child’s language development

Dear readers: I have a confession to make. I’m a monomaniac: I have an obsessive preoccupation with one thing: Verbs. As a parent and speech pathologist, I just can’t get enough of them. If I get through a single language...

/ 8 March 2017

Books with verbs to level up your child’s language development: 24 of the best

Yes, OK! I know I go on and on about the power of verbs to power (drive, propel, and kick-start) language development. I can’t stop (or cease, or desist, or refrain from) it! Yes, lots of kids and adults benefit from targeted practice....

/ 5 October 2016

There’s a bookshop in my man cave: introducing Banter Vintage Books

Once upon a time – before Amazon, AbeBooks, the Book Depository, iPads and Kindles – we dreamed of one day owning our own bookshop. Not just a soulless franchise. We wanted an independent community hub, where locals of all ages...

/ 2 August 2016