Playing by the book

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

How to save on your energy bills!

For my first Poetry Friday post I simply had to chose a poem by Michael Rosen. Rosen was the UK’s Children’s Laureate 2007-June 2009 and is a truly wonderful, funny, perceptive and engaging author – M has adored listening to his audiobooks for nearly 2 years now and I’ve been listening to them for 25. […]

Making music

Last week M came home from school with a small rucksack containing 2 brand new books for us to keep – part of a UK wide programme from Booktime, a government backed initiative “that promotes reading for pleasure and encourages family engagement in shared reading at an important transition stage in children’s learning and development.” […]

A crown of fire

We have a few birthday traditions in this house (chocolate cake, of course, bunting and Dutch slingers – paper bunting / garlands often with words, shapes or characters – see here for some pictures), and last weekend we added what I hope will become a new tradition – a crown of flowers for the birthday […]

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