recommended books

Supporting Young People with Autism: Try, Try and Try Again!

At our 21st Passage Professionals Network evening we invited Jean-Marie Govaerts from Autisme Luxembourg to celebrate World Autism Day by sharing some insight into his experience of working with young adults diagnosed with ASD in Luxembourg.     A diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is given to people who

Typecasting Children; Can Books Help to Open Our Minds and Those of Our Children?

Three recent events led me to consider if I stereotype and genderise children, and in truth I found that I did, although unintentionally. Upon realisation, I reprimanded myself and started to research through some adult books such as Everyday Sexism by Laura Bates (an excellent book) and then I sought

What Do You Do When Your Children Become Too Old To Sit On Your Lap?

Recently I have noticed a great deal on social media about reading to children with some fabulous quotes and photos such as ‘Children are made readers in the laps of their parents’ or ‘There is no app to replace your lap. Read to your child.’ However, what do you do

Creating Enthusiastic Readers: The Importance of Children’s Books

Whilst visiting St George’s International School for teacher-training last week, Sue McGonigle from the Institute of Education (London) gave a presentation to the (Primary School) parents about ways of encouraging our children to read for fun. Sue, who has been involved in the writing of units of the National Curriculum,

Children’s Encyclopedias… And Why Every Home Should Have One

If I write the word ‘encyclopedia’ what is your first thought? Does the word evoke the image of a dust gathering leather bound collection of books that would make a good door stop? So, let me let you into a secret. If you asked me this question a few months