Playing by the book

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

Stories in Tune – Swan Lake – Part 1

Welcome to the sixth post in our mini-series here on Playing by the book – Stories in tune – all about picture books inspired by classical music. In the last month or so we’ve been listening to Swan Lake by Tchaikovsky, doing a fair bit of dancing, and of course reading some lovely books. Ella […]

Stories in tune – The Magic Flute Part 2

Yesterday, as part of my series Stories in tune, I rounded up the various picture book versions of The Magic Flute we’ve recently been enjoying. Today I’ll describe the play all these books and music inspired in us… In between reading the different versions of The Magic Flute lots of playing involving dressing up ensued […]

Living in colour

I don’t know about you, but since Christmas we’ve been seeing a lot of grey. Grey clouds, grey sleet, grey sky, grey rain. I’m beginning to get a bit itchy now for some splashes of colour. Some early crocuses would be nice, or even just some sunshine! So I’m having to get my colour fix […]

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