Playing by the book

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

Made by Raffi by Craig Pomranz & Margaret Chamberlain & other knitting picture books

Indulge me: Have a quick brainstorm about picture books you know for young kids which explore what it feels like to be different? [Go on! Play the game!] . . . . . . . Of those you’ve come up with, how many are about emotions rather than physical characteristics? How many of them feature […]

Using football fever to get young kids excited about books

I’ll come straight out with it: I’m not a football fan. But… I am a fan of using whatever I can to get kids excited about books and reading. So this week at school, in our story+activity enrichment session on Friday, it’s all about football (soccer) in the hope that Euro 2012 is fizzing rather […]

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