December 5, 2016

The short road to happiness and the long road to failure

why reading aloud to our children changes their entire life’s journey   Thank you very much for that kind introduction and for the invitation to […]

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December 5, 2016

Parent Talk May 2013

If you knew anything about me at all before today it’s probably one of two things: that I wrote Possum Magic; and I race around […]

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September 26, 2013

The Folly of Jolly Old Phonics

A phonics tale of three children(with morals for teachers of reading)
 © Mem Fox 2008 This piece was presented at a conference of Auckland principals in […]

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September 26, 2013

Flashing screens or turning pages?

Winning The War Between Books And Television (I wrote this speech—which later became a chapter in Reading Magic—in the early nineties, before the invention of […]

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September 26, 2013

Books for babies under one year old

I had a query from a new mother in Australia in 2010 about books for small babies. I thought it might be sensible to show […]

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September 26, 2013

Must-have classics

For children aged from birth to four The world and I could argue forever about what’s left off this list. Hundreds of other magnificent books […]

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September 26, 2013

Ten read-aloud commandments

Spend at least ten wildly happy minutes every single day reading aloud. From birth! Read at least three stories a day: it may be the […]

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August 7, 2013

Thoughts

If you’ve read anything about me for the last thirty years, or heard me speak, you’ll know that my passion is encouraging parents to read […]

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