Playing by the book

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

Combining World Book Day and World Maths Day with 752 smarties

Are you ready to celebrate letters, words, numbers and sums? Not only is tomorrow World Book Day but next week, on March 7th, it’s World Maths Day! The teachers at M and J’s school asked me to come up with a list of fiction picture books with a mathematical theme to use this week and […]

Sweetness all round

Kerry of Picture Books and Pirouettes recently awarded me The Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award. Thankyou Kerry! Recipients of this award are encouraged to: Thank and link to the person who nominated you. Share seven random facts about yourself. Pass the award along to 15 deserving blog buddies. Contact those buddies to congratulate them. It’s not […]

Stories in Tune – The Nutcracker – Part 2

On Wednesday I wrote about the picture book versions of The Nutcracker we’ve been enjoying. Today I’m bringing you the fun and games we got up to alongside reading the books and listening to Tchaikovsky’s music. We started by revisiting an old favourite – the animation as part of Disney’s Fantasia which is set to […]

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