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How our family holiday taught me five valuable author lessons

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Author Interview with Lorrie Manosh

Today we are talking about feelings with Lorrie Manosh. Lorrie's first book The Feeling Closet takes a unique approach to helping children understand and manage their complex emotions. A book borne of out experience, read on to discover how Lorrie's easy to follow concept can help you with your child's needs. Tell us about your […]
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Best isolation activities for kids guide book - out now

Old Mate Media has been stuck in isolation parenting hell, so we’ve put together a curated list of the best at home activities you can do with your kids for free. Thinking up new isolation activities for kids is quite tedious. We thought home-schooling during the COVID-19 pandemic was bad, but the school holidays made […]
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Welcome to my rant about isolation with kids

Well this is a new world order isn’t it. And not one that I like. Suddenly myself and my husband are solely responsible for our children’s education, mental health, physical health, dietary needs and general well-being. This is not fun. I miss my village. If you are enjoying this time with your children, it’s probably […]
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Understanding your child’s school report card in NSW Australia

In New South Wales public schools, if you get your child’s school report card and hope to see straight A’s you’re set to be disappointed. Grades aren’t what they used to be. Everybody likes to think their child has plenty going on upstairs; despite frequent evidence to the contrary. Be honest; they couldn’t find their […]
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Old Mate Media book reading at the Kids Gifts and Toys Bazaar

This weekend author Chris Stead will do a children’s book reading to the kids at Newport’s latest children’s festival. There’s nothing quite like doing a children’s book reading. It’s a large reason why I started creating children’s books to begin with. Being able to build something that you can share with your children is awesome. […]
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Picture book report: buying and reading habits of parents

The results of our children's picture book survey with parents from across the world are in. Read the full report. At Old Mate Media, we make children’s picture books. And a children’s picture book is bought by a parent or grandparent to read to the little people in their lives. So in order to best deliver our books […]
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eBooks vs Books – parents should give children’s ebooks a try

In the eBooks vs Books debate, no matter whether you call them traditional books, paper books, printed books or real books, the argument remains the same. eBooks vs Books - where do you currently stand? I love reading physical books with my children. It's enjoyable watching them scan through the bookshelf – or more accurately […]
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16 ways children’s ebooks are better than printed books

In the eBooks vs Printed Books debate, you will be surprised by how many ways a good eBook can improve on the traditional reading experience. Don’t be lulled into thinking that an eBook is just a print book in digital form. A good eBook should offer an enhanced experience that makes the most of its […]
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How to download ebooks on Amazon and iTunes

If you want to download eBooks for Apple Books via iTunes, and Kindle via Amazon, here are the simple steps you need to follow. Old Mate Media publishes children’s picture books, comics, cookbooks, novels and more, and all of them are available for purchase as eBooks. There are two main online stores we use to […]
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