Keeping the kids entertained during lockdown with Books2Door

Eliza Book

As we head into the 5th week of lockdown and the end of the Easter holidays, my thoughts have returned to restarting home schooling. The kids started well with doing their work, but I have to admit that it has been a struggle so we are looking forward to some new lessons which will start online from next week as they are much keener to complete work on the computer. One thing they have done well is reading and we… Continue Reading “Keeping the kids entertained during lockdown with Books2Door”

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of Where’s Spot?

Spot the Dog

Introducing children to reading at an early age helps to give them a real passion for books when they get older. When you read to babies, your baby hears you using many different emotions and expressive sounds which helps to support social and emotional development. Reading books and talking to babies helps them to build language skills by copying sounds, recognising pictures, and learning words and as they get older and more vocal, it will encourage your baby to look,… Continue Reading “Celebrating the 40th anniversary of Where’s Spot?”

The Grotlyn by Benji Davies – Review

the-grotlyn

Bedtime stories are very important in our house and although Eliza and Isaac are busying reading their own books now, they love listening in to Sebby’s stories. Over the last few months, Eliza has flown up the reading targets at school and has moved on from basic school reading books to the likes of Roald Dahl and Miranda Hart, but that hasn’t stopped her from liking shorter reading books too. We were sent The Grotlyn by Benji Davies to review… Continue Reading “The Grotlyn by Benji Davies – Review”

Asleep in Minutes… Bedtime the Danish way

The Children’s Meditations In my Heart

How bedtime meditation helps children to sleep FROM ‘Hygge’ to parenting, the Danish way of doing things is often widely talked about and one of Denmark’s latest exports is no exception. “The Children’s Meditations In my Heart” by emerging Danish author Gitte Winter Graugaard enables children to fall asleep within minutes. Now available in three different languages, it is beginning to change bedtime routines the world over. What’s her secret? A method so simple it will surprise you: you’ve just got to turn… Continue Reading “Asleep in Minutes… Bedtime the Danish way”

#Win the best selling book and DVD copy of ‘Mum’s List’

Mums List_Packshot

One of the most memorable, beautiful and heart-warming stories of recent years; ‘Mum’s List’ tells the real life story of Singe and Kate, a couple from North Somerset, whose lives were turned upside down when Kate was diagnosed with breast cancer. As a result, Kate wrote down her thoughts and memories to help the man she loved create the best life possible for him and their two sons. ‘Mum’s List’ stars Rafe Spall (One Day, Prometheus, Life of Pi), Emilia Fox (Silent… Continue Reading “#Win the best selling book and DVD copy of ‘Mum’s List’”