Tag Archives: Australia

Not All Poetry is Boring

7 Nov

The Tale of Custard, The Dragon

Belinda lived in a little white house,

With a little black kitten and a little gray mouse,

And a little yellow dog and a little red wagon,

And a realio, trulio, little pet dragon.

Ogden Nash, (1936).

Copyright © by Linell Nash Smith and Isabel Nash Eberstadt.

See? Told you so. Not your cup of tea? Read on.

Dress: Secondhand on Ebay

Jumper: Op shop

Reading: The Golden Book of Poetry, Edited by Jane Werner, Illustrated by Gertrude Elliott, (Western Publishing Company, 1974)

“The Australian Poetry Library (APL) aims to promote a greater appreciation and understanding of Australian poetry by providing access to a wide range of poetic texts as well as to critical and contextual material relating to them, including interviews, photographs and audio/visual recordings.”

Are you interested in a journey from playful extravagance, to the naked anguish of the psyche? Then why not try Michael Dransfield? Exquisite, no?

The Smith Family – Economic and Digital Divides

6 Nov

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The Smith Family, improving childhood literacy in educationally disadvantaged homes. Yes, here in Australia.

“The Smith Family is a national, independent children’s charity helping disadvantaged Australians to get the most out of their education, so they can create better futures for themselves.”

More than 605,000 children are living in disadvantage (Australian Bureau of Statistics (2011) Labour Force Australia:Labour force status and other characteristics of families) and are unable to equally access the same educational, or life opportunities that many of us take for granted.  When children are left out, they get left behind and without support, the disadvantage they experience today is likely to continue into adulthood – and on to the next generation.

Research has shown, supporting a child’s education is one of the most effective ways of breaking the cycle of disadvantage and ensuring they can access the same learning opportunities as their peers.

The Smith Family – Lets Read

The  Smith Family – Digital Literacy

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