Dr Niamh On The Plum Tree

Childhood Imagination Sows Seeds of Future Brilliance

Rhyme And Phonics: Important in Early Literacy?

As a child, I remember learning nursery rhymes sung to me by my mother. Not only did her soft, lilting Galway accent transfix me, the rhythm of hardly-understood-words elicited an … Continue reading

October 6, 2017 · 4 Comments

Asking Nicely!

    May I be bold? May I be brash? I’m not asking you for cash. All I ask is a little click, A little like, a little tick. I … Continue reading

August 22, 2017 · 4 Comments

Words Have A Habit of Misbehaving!

When I was a little girl (a very, very long time ago), I used to love learning new, really big words like ‘discombobulate’. As I grew, my love of words … Continue reading

August 15, 2017 · 3 Comments

Why Personalised Books?

Very often a personalised book becomes a child’s favourite. Personalised books are read on average 9 times more often than a traditional children’s book. Personalising a book places your child … Continue reading

August 2, 2017 · 3 Comments

My new website is launched!

At last! After so many holdups, setbacks, crashes, and being just plain let down by the person who was supposed to be developing my new website so that I could personalise … Continue reading

July 27, 2017 · 14 Comments

Beautiful Moon: A Child’s Prayer

Originally posted on Children's Books Heal:
Beautiful Moon: A Child’s Prayer Tonya Bolden, Author Eric Velasquez, Illustrator Abrams Books for Young Readers, Fiction, Nov. 4, 2014 Suitable for Ages:…

July 24, 2015 · 2 Comments

Sharing Our Homeland

Originally posted on Children's Books Heal:
Sharing Our Homeland: Palestinian and Jewish Children at Summer Peace Camp Trish Marx, Author Cindy Karp, Photographer Lee & Low Books Inc., Nonfiction,…

July 17, 2015 · Leave a comment