Cool That Volcano by Peter Black is a book that claims to " Help children stay calm, manage anger and master emotions." I've been reading this book over the past few weeks and must say that these claims, based up on psychological expertise surrounding the behaviour of children seems pretty spot on to me as … Continue reading Cool That Volcano – My Review.
Six full weeks off school? Those words are simultaneously create a sense of joy in the hearts of kids and anxiety in the hearts of parents. Don't get me wrong, I love the holidays, I love having my kids to myself and being out of the strict school routine for a bit. But I'd be … Continue reading 12 Summer Boredom Busters
Ah, long lazy summer days sitting in the shade of a big tree, feeling the warm grass beneath your toes and relaxing with some wonderful, topical books. Nothing sounds nicer than that, right now. So I've come up with a list of our favourite books with a summer theme, to help make that daydream a … Continue reading Six Fantastic Books with a Summer Theme.
One of my favourite things, as a mother and a book addict, is to change the display books on our front facing bookshelf every few weeks. These are the books that set the scene in the playroom and , as they're always on display, are the first books the girls pick for story time. For … Continue reading 8 Wonderful Books with a Spring Theme
As Banana is now four (and because I am slightly addicted to buying children's books) I decided this year, that I'd create a book advent calendar. This basically involves wrapping 24 Christmas themed books, numbering them and then opening a new one each evening for our bedtime story. It's something I've been wanting to do … Continue reading Do a Book Advent Calendar – Tick!
October means one thing in our house...We get excited about Halloween! On October 1st we crack out the cheesy kids Halloween CDs and of course our not so spooky Halloween books! So, this is what we'll be reading in October: Funny Bones - Janet and Allan Ahlberg The Ahlbergs are definitely amongst my top 3 children's authors, … Continue reading Thought of the Week – Spooky Halloween reads!
Today, I am going to do a short post about the books that we are reading this Autumn. As my girls are ages 4&1 my book choices will be reflecting this age group. I think it's really lovely to have themed reading lists for children. Especially young children as it makes reading relevant to what's … Continue reading What are we reading this Autumn?
As the main aim of this blog is to record our Seasonal activities and tick items off our seasonal bucket lists I think it only right, now summer is ending and we enter a new season (Autumn yay!), that I sum up and reflect on what we've done. What did we achieve? Well, I must … Continue reading Summer 2016 Round Up
A lovely, boredom buster for a long summer day. Kids love to do their usual activities with a twist, and this is a good example. Lay a blanket or the grass, grab a bundle of your favourite books and spend an hour reading outdoors. There's not much else to say about this activity other than … Continue reading Lie on the grass and read – Tick!