Playing by the book

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

I’m looking for a book about… the seaside

Welcome to “I’m looking for a book about….”, the topic-themed monthly carnival of children’s literature. Every month I’ll be encouraging anyone who likes to review books for children (of any age) to leave links to their reviews of books that match the given month’s theme. The idea is that over time, this carnival will become […]

Exploring outdoors and becoming a museum curator

Sticks are super… but how to broaden our horizons when we’re out exploring? What else could we and the kids look for? How do we learn to identify what we find? Today I’ve once again got one fiction picture book and one non-fiction book that go together really well, and which could help us answer […]

All you need is a stick

Things-I-have-learned-as-a-parent number 359: A walk for the sheer fun of it, in our local park or nature reserve, is never complete without a stick. The sooner the girls can find one which meets their ideals for the day the happier they are. A big one to lean on, a little one to become a wand, […]

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