Playing by the book

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

Solve your Christmas Present dilemmas with this post

Seriously. I know it’s only October but I’ve got one of M and J’s presents sorted and I’m confident what’s here today will do it for you and your kids too. Not only can you forget another plastic toy that will only annoy you with its flashing lights, I think you can even stop worrying […]

Reading outside the book – a week-long celebration of magazines for kids (2)

On Monday I introduced Playing by the book’s week-long celebration of magazines for kids by looking at 3 very different publications, National Geographic Kids, Puffin Post, and Alphabet Glue. Today’s selection of magazines, however, all have something in common; they are incredibly beautifully produced, with stunning illustrations of the highest quality. In fact, for their […]

Reading outside the book – a week-long celebration of magazines for kids (1)

Over the summer holidays I’ve been keen to keep M reading, enjoying reading and developing her reading skills. Of course we’ve read plenty of books together and to each other, but I’ve also been trying to sneak in some “hidden” reading where ever possible. One of the easiest ways I’ve found of getting M really […]

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