Playing by the book

Reviews of kids' books and the crazy, fun stuff they inspire us to do

Help your child love reading

Seeing as you’re reading this blog I’m willing to bet that you hope the children in your life will develop a love of reading. But is hope good enough? What practical steps can you take to encourage a lifelong passion for books? Help your Child Love Reading: A Parent’s Guide by Alison David provides interesting, […]

Mix it Up! And let the wonder in

When M was about 9 months old she was sat in a bath and became transfixed by the steady trickle of water coming from the tap. Time and time again she tried to grab the stream of water and was utterly puzzled: Why wasn’t it possible to hold onto the solid-appearing rod of glinting water? […]

The 2014 Summer Picture Book Party

My girls were away for a couple of days last week staying on their own at their grandparents and whilst I LOVED having a bit more time to myself, I couldn’t resist a special welcome home picture book party; a day spent reading, playing, eating and dancing. On the evening they arrived home I gave […]

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