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Susan Stephenson

Parents, teachers, and librarians from all over the world visit The Book Chook to find tips on encouraging kids to read, write, and create; articles about using technology to motivate kids' learning; and links to games, learning activities, and online fun. 

Susan Stephenson is the face behind The Book Chook, where she shares her passion for children's literacy, literature, and learning. Susan has taught Kindergarten to Year 6 in NSW primary schools, drama outside school to kids and young teens, and ESL in China. Currently, as well as pretending to be a chicken on her blog, she writes stories for children, and produces free PDF booklets for parents and teachers at www.susanstephenson.com.au

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by Susan Stephenson
Here are some fun, child-tested activities to give your young hero some extra super powers.
by Susan Stephenson
Reading not only contributes to vocabulary and knowledge acquisition, it also builds empathy, allowing kids to walk a mile in someone else's shoes.
by Susan Stephenson
Help your kids to really engage with literature so that reading becomes not just a habit, but also a lifetime source of enjoyment.
by Susan Stephenson
Use picture books to help kids think about what they see, and guide them toward becoming media-savvy in real life.
by Susan Stephenson
Activities revolving around reading and writing poetry motivate our kids to play with language and enjoy it.
by Susan Stephenson
Help kids get a balanced reading diet by slipping a poem or rhyme into a spare moment of the day.
by Susan Stephenson
The computer can be a great encourager to start children writing.
by Susan Stephenson
Help children use their imaginations to bring their favorite stories to life.
by Susan Stephenson
Here are some ideas for children's writing that use photos of toys as their focus.
by Susan Stephenson
Try these ideas as writing prompts the next time your kids are stuck.

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