About Read to Teach

Really, the dream is to have authors and publishers throwing their newly released picture books in my direction for review online and use in my classroom! However, the reality is that I'll probably just share my thoughts on this blog because I LOVE PICTURE BOOKS and I LOVE TEACHING! Anyway, we'll see what happens. Now for the fancy schmancy spiel...

As a qualified librarian and early years teacher I am often to be found with a sewing machine in one hand a picture book in the other. I am fortunate enough to have taught for 15 years now and have read hundreds of picture books to children in Japan, Australia and now Thailand.

We know that teaching children to read is vitally important, however there is also the opportunity for us to 'read to teach'. With many years of observation, research and classroom implementation I have been using picture books as the back bone of teaching all curriculum areas, from many different countries, to young children with pleasure and success.

Read to Teach is a place for teachers, parents and authors to share ideas, read reviews and learn how to use picture books to enhance learning in early childhood education.