When I was a kid, daydreaming was almost a punishable offence. “STOP WASTING TIME, PAY ATTENTION, SIT UP STRAIGHT! LEARN TO SPELL, LEARN TO COUNT – YOU’LL NEVER GET ANYWHERE IN LIFE IF YOU’RE OFF WITH THE FAIRIES!!” But now we realise how important daydreaming and imagination are in helping to problem solve and think … Continue reading Why it’s more important than ever to let kids daydream
When I was 10, I was given a dictionary for my birthday. It wasn’t any normal dictionary like the Macquarie or Oxford, it was the Misspellers Dictionary – perfect for kids like me, who couldn’t spell to save themselves. You looked up how you thought a word was spelled, and then the Misspellers Dictionary would … Continue reading The Boy Who Couldn’t Spell
In June, I packed the car and headed north with Andy to take the #beingyouisenough presentation to primary schools in Geraldton. Each school was different, each class was different, but one thing was common between, I was made to feel very welcomed and appreciated by them all. Then in the middle of the … Continue reading Geraldton Visit and Telling Tales in Balingup
Even though I include the topic of self confidence in the flyer for my school talks, I don’t mention it anywhere in the actual presentation. I’ve come to realise self confidence is an illusion. We’re led to believe that self confidence is some ‘thing’ that we’re all meant to have and if we don’t then … Continue reading The illusion of self confidence.
I had an absolutely fantastic day chatting to the kids at Fairview Primary School back in March. Not only did we talk about all the important things like 'Even cool kids have to Poo', I also got to address the entire school and parents at the assembly and local TV Station GWN came down to … Continue reading Fairview Primary School Visit
It's OK to feel the way you do Written by Josh Langley Released: October 2017 Book title: It's OK to feel the way you do Author: Josh Langley Illustrator: Josh Langley Publisher: Big Sky Publishing RRP: $14.99 Intended Audience: 4 and up ISBN: 9781925520965 Author’s website: joshlangley.com.au Tell us about yourself I’m a daydreamer, eternal optimist and idealist. I’ve also been known … Continue reading Interview with Creative Kids Tales
It’s ok to feel the way you do otherwise you wouldn’t be you October 3, 2017jnrbookworms By Josh Langley Publisher Big Sky Publishing Phillip Aged 5 5 stars Phillip was enthralled with this and I was surprised as it was a lot to take in for a 5 year old. But he told me about breathing … Continue reading Jnr Book Worms Book Review
It's OK to Feel the Way You Do Josh Langley Big Sky Publishing Reviewed by Meg Whelan Released October 2017 Paperback ISBN 9781925520965 RRP $14.99 Category: Younger readers It’s OK to Feel the Way You Do is a gentle journey through the emotions that everyone feels at some point—happiness, anger, sadness, loneliness, pride, fear and … Continue reading Review by Books and Publishing Australia
I was fortunate enough to be interviewed by Nicky Albrecht from BookBuzz Family In one of the most revealing interviews I've had to date, Nicky isn't afraid to ask the hard questions. "I can’t wait to share this month’s author talk. This guy has followed a path all of his own towards success. And his story is … Continue reading Life, Death and Feelings: Author Josh Langley tells all to the Bookbuzz family.
The rate of suicide and depression in this country is staggering and I hope can help in some small way to address the issue. I'm not an expert in the field, but I know from personal experience that every little bit of self understanding helps and being able to talk openly about what's going on … Continue reading Suicide and depression