Reading Role Models: Why They Matter for Boys

Reading Role Models: Why They Matter for Boys

Advocating for 9–14-year-old boys and their reading lives is my passion and specialty, however, because I’m female, this hasn’t been an easy row to hoe. People often question me  on why I’m not advocating for girls and empowering them instead. But I don’t see my… Read More

MindChamps Singapore

MindChamps Singapore Fast Facts MindChamps is an international award-winning mind development institute that trains students in the Art of Learning How To Learn and the development of their Champion Mindset. What began as a research centre in Sydney has since grown into a global HQ… Read More

3 Easy Steps To Raising Kids Who Like Books

3 Easy Steps To Raising Kids Who Like Books

It’s never too soon to start reading to your kid. Apply these reading tips you’ll someday hear in parent/teacher conferences, and you’ll not only do wonders for your kid’s educational development, you’ll know what to mumble off whenever you get accused of not paying attention… Read More

Appreciating What, Where and How Boys Read

Appreciating What, Where and How Boys Read

Recently, I asked a boy in seventh grade, a football player and video game fanatic, how many books he had read in the last 6 months. He responded, “two books for summer reading… maybe three if comic books count.” Then I asked him, “what would get… Read More

Raising Readers for Life

Raising Readers for Life

Did you know that babies can be library members too? Reading is a fundamental life skill for children that plays a significant part in their development of literacy skills. Now you can register your baby* as a library member for lifelong learning at NLB public… Read More

The Power of a Reading Promise

The Power of a Reading Promise

If you think a nightly read aloud ritual between parent and child is a luxury only for those who are well off with smoothly running lives, think again. Alice Ozma’s best-selling memoir, The Reading Promise: My Father and the Books We Shared doesn’t just dispel… Read More

5 Benefits of Digital Reading Devices for Boys

5 Benefits of Digital Reading Devices for Boys

Boys love anything with a screen! What’s on the screen engages them, rewards them and keeps them coming back for more. Screens = pleasure. What boys don’t love, especially 9- to 14-year-old boys, is reading and carrying books around with them. Reading books = pain.… Read More