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Beginning Reader Games: Silly Sentence Chatterbox

Silly Sentence Chatterboxes: Fun activity idea for children learning to read

Chatterboxes (or fortune tellers or cootie catchers) are one of those classic toys that epitomise childhood...I remember lots of laughter playing with them with my cousins on summer holidays. This beginning reader game is a bit of a twist on the traditional chatterbox, perfect for sneaking in a … [Read more...]

Eating the Alphabet: Cooking with Kids from A to Z

Ideas for Cooking with Kids: Eating the Alphabet 26 recipes inspired by the book. Great for cooking with preschoolers and elementary aged children

Eating The Alphabet: Fruits & Vegetables From A to Z by Lois Ehlert is a beautifully illustrated alphabet book perfect for introducing children to a range of new fruits and vegetables (with a host of already familiar ones scattered throughout as well). I personally can think of no better way to … [Read more...]

Fairy Tale Charades Printable

Printable Fairy Tale Charades Game: Perfect for family game night, class groups and youth groups

Given the popularity of our printable Christmas charades cards I thought it was time to create a new set - to be enjoyed by my family and yours, and what could be more fun, especially when playing charades with young children, than playing Fairy Tale Charades! This printable set contains 36 … [Read more...]

Learning about Colour Mixing with Mix it Up

Toddler art: Learning About Colour Mixing with Mix It Up and Press Here

I recently discovered the brilliance of the book Mix it Up by Herve Tullet when my (almost) 3 year old chose to borrow it from our local library. It is the most engaging and interactive, beautiful and educational book I’ve come across in a long time. Little fingers are invited to tap, press and rub … [Read more...]

9 Great Starting School Picture Books

9 Books to Help Children Transition to School

Miss AJ is starting four year old kindergarten in a month's time - hold me! You all know I think books are a perfect tool for introducing children to new life experiences and so today I am sharing some of our favourite picture books that I hope will help your child, as they are helping mine, ease … [Read more...]

15 Un-Princess Picture Books for Princess Lovers

15 Fabulous Un-Princessy Princess Picture Books for Kids Who Love Princesses

Now both of my girls embrace all things princesses-y but I like to ensure that they have a BIG dose of modern day princess mixed in with the Disney-fied version. So today I am sharing a collection of books that feature sassy, sparkling, smart, kind and brave girls, most of whom just happen to be … [Read more...]

Star Wars Shadow Puppets

Staw Wars Shadow Puppets Activity for Kids

This post is sponsored by Duracell. Hands up if you have a Star Wars fan in your home? We do and he has been waiting for the day to share his love with our kids! I mean, that really is one of the joys of parenting isn’t it– sharing those passions and joys that were so super cool during your own … [Read more...]

Books Celebrating Christmas Around the World

Christmas Around the World Picture Books for kids

Did you know that over 2 billion people around the world celebrate Christmas?  If you were to scan my book collection of holiday books, you would notice that the biggest section is Christmas books.  But, one thing my shelf is lacking is diversity. This year, I'm making a point to add books to my … [Read more...]