Playing by the book

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

How to explore war with children? Part 1

Once Upon a Wartime, an exhibition which opened earlier this month at London’s Imperial War Museum, takes five children’s novels about war and conflict and uses them as a starting point to explore what war can mean for children. War Horse by Michael Morpurgo, Carrie’s War by Nina Bawden, The Silver Sword by Ian Serraillier, […]

What does Christmas mean to your kids?

Woo hoo! Since writing my last post it has snowed properly! The kids are thrilled, the sledge is getting daily use and the delight in the snow hasn’t yet worn off M and J have also had their first Christmas presents of the season – the evening of December the 5th is traditionally when (“good”) […]

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