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Win amazing book boxsets with Books2Door

Win amazing book boxsets with Books2Door

To celebrate my birthday, yesterday, Books2Door have kindly offered 3 fantastic book boxsets for a giveaway. Books helped us get through lockdown and gave us some quiet moments throughout the past couple of years. I used to love reading as a child and I am so glad that my children are keen on this too. I used to read Goosebumps and Enid Blyton when I was younger. And we love Horrible Histories and we cannot wait to try Horrible Geography. VIEW the POST

Encouraging bedtime reading with In the book

Encouraging bedtime reading with In the book

Recently, with lockdowns and a lot of life changes, we have got out of routine. Somedays seem harder than others and the children's behaviour goes from brilliant to frustrated and tired quite quickly. We have explored a lot of ways to try and bring a little more routine and happiness to our days. One of my favourite changes is bringing back bedtime reading and In the book have helped us do this. VIEW the POST

4 undeniable signs that you need reading glasses

As we get older, even the simplest of menial tasks can become a little difficult. Age affects our joints, making it harder to move like we used to, sometimes our memories are a little unreliable and we might not have as much energy as we used to. The same can also be said for our eyes. As we age, our eyes don’t focus as easily from near to far distances, this is due to a condition called presbyopia, which is related to the lenses in our eyes becoming less flexible as we get older. It’s incredibly common, and if you think you’re developing this condition, speak with your optometrist for advice. I have worn reading glasses since my teens, I do wholeheartedly believe it is because I read in the dark as a child.

Creating a reading cave with BEAR & Puffin’s Big Book Club

Creating a reading cave with BEAR & Puffin’s Big Book Club

Isla and Noah received a fabulous kit from BEAR, it included: A Big Book Club cushion, fabulous books to read, a ‘reading cave’ sign and ideas on creating a bear cave for the kiddies to sit and read their books. It was just what we needed on a rainy day. VIEW the POST

The Power Of Communication: The best ways to interact with your kids

The Power Of Communication: The best ways to interact with your kids

As a parent, you’ll spend hours of your life interacting with your children. From the moment they appear and flip your world upside down, those little smiles and telling looks will make all the difference. Even when your child doesn’t seem incredibly responsive, they’re taking things in, ingesting what they can see, and learning all the time. Communication is so powerful, and it’s such an important way to build relationships and get to know your children. If you find it difficult to break down barriers or you’re looking for new ways to interact with your kids and make the learning experience more fun, this guide should come in handy.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.