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Review: Julia Donaldson’s Songbirds Phonics Books

As we enter Lockdown 3.0, the return to the dreaded homeschooling has begun. The 2nd lockdown passed with relative ease as the schools were open for business and the kids loved being back in the classroom with their friends, so when it was announced schools were closing again, the initial excitement at having no school, was soon replaced with worries about not seeing their friends. This time around, the schools have had time to prepare and the kids have three lots of live lessons with their teacher every day, interspersed with activities at home. One thing the kids have been …

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Highway Rat

The Highway Rat, coming to DVD on 5th February

We love Christmas time one of our new traditions is for us to sit down and watch our favourite books being adapted for the TV. So far we have The Gruffalo, Stick Man, Gruffalo’s Child, Room on the Broom and We’re Going on a Bear Hunt on DVD and now this year’s new one has been added to the collection; The Highway Rat. This beautifully animated film from the UK’s best-selling author, Julia Donaldson was first shown on BBC1 this Christmas and was a swashbuckling adventure of bandits and biscuits. From Magic Light Pictures, The Highway Rat is a delightful story based …

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Trying the new Gruffalo River Ride at Chessington

The Gruffalo is one of our favourite children’s books of all time and we really enjoy taking part in activities that are related to the story. Last month we were one of the first to try the new Augmented Reality Trail at Moors Valley which was packed full of fun facts about forest animals and the chance to make the Gruffalo come to life on your mobile phone or tablet which Sebastian adored. Not long after doing the trail we saw an advert for the new Gruffalo River Ride at Chessington and Sebby was insistent that we had to visit. Last week, Hubby …

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