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 out children’s books that completely revolutionise the typecasts and that would allow me to discuss the matter with children that I read to at schools. Below I have identified
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 when your child no longer fits on your lap, or wants to sit on your lap? When your child is young you spend many hours reading to them, then teaching them to read, and then comes that wonderful day when you find
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 ago the answer would have been ‘yes’, but it is no longer. I run a little family run pop-up book shop and a few months ago people started ordering copies of Children’s encyclopedia from me. I have to confess I was slight
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