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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
April is Poetry Month, so try performing poetry with your kids using these tips.
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by Susan Stephenson
Word games are great because they help children focus on sounds and letters, and develop skills they need for reading, writing and spelling.
by Susan Stephenson
Every day should be read aloud day, but World Read Aloud Day is a reminder of that.
by Susan Stephenson
Try getting your kids to write with these ideas for making lists.
by Susan Stephenson
Let's do all we can to help kids access books that will engage their hearts, their minds, and quite often their funny bones.
by Susan Stephenson
When making New Year's resolutions, try to learn alongside your kids.
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by Susan Stephenson
Explore these fascinating websites about animals with your child.
by Susan Stephenson
Whatever the age or personality type, drama encourages children to think creatively and solve problems.
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by Susan Stephenson
Here are some ideas to help your kids connect books to their everyday lives, and celebrate reading.
by Susan Stephenson
Music is a key element in bringing up happy, creative children.

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