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A Wintery tale just perfect for this time of year: Snowglobe

A Wintery tale just perfect for this time of year: Snowglobe

If you like to read with your kiddies then this one is for you, Isla and I have really enjoyed reading this novel by Amy Wilson. It's a magical story and it kind of reminds me of A Discovery of Witches, but obviously I didn't tell Isla that! It's a great book that is perfect for snuggling up with in Winter.  VIEW the POST

How to revamp your life this Summer

How to revamp your life this Summer

The summer sun can brighten your days and, as a result, can fill you with some much-needed optimism, which could make you realise you can do anything you put your mind to, from writing that long-planned novel to changing your bad habits for the better. Make the most of the happy season by learning how to revamp your life this summer.VIEW the POST

Exciting children’s stories from Julia Donaldson

We recently received two fabulous children’s stories written by Julia Donaldson: The Ugly Five and Zog and the Flying Doctors. They are both brilliant books and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, the kiddies recognise the drawings from The Gruffalo. I love seeing them excited to read a story and listen to the conversation that they have between them. It sparks off their imaginations. 

Join in the fun with the we’re going on a bear hunt party #BearHunt

Join in the fun with the we’re going on a bear hunt party #BearHunt

That's right, next week on Thursday 16th February between 4pm and 6pm, UKMumsTV are holding a ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ twitter party. You can join in with the fun activities and win some amazing prizes too. What's this in aid of? To celebrate the launch of the DVD of course. You can now enjoy the wonderful animation any time, perfect to keep the little ones occupied in half term next week.  VIEW the POST

Robin’s Winter Song – a beautiful snowy story

Robin’s Winter Song – a beautiful snowy story

The children love the Robin's Winter Song book, it is a great story detailing the changes into Winter and from. From the perspective of a little Robin. It's nice because at the end of the book the children always comment on how the Robin is happy now and not afraid. It's a very uplifting story. We've been reading it a lot lately with all this talk of snow.  VIEW the POST

Benefits of reading bedtime stories to children

Have you ever seen a kid in a movie or a TV show asking for their parents to read a bedtime story? And how many times has your child asked you to do the same? Reading aloud to children before they fall asleep is not just a thing of the past or a cinematic nod to suburban culture; it’s a routine which is good for children and their development. American Academy of Pediatrics even recommends reading to infants from birth. Some researchers suggest that bedtime stories are boosting child’s brain development in many ways. So, here are some actual benefits both children and parents can receive from this lovely routine.