Teletubbies Magazine – Review

This is a collaborative post. Libby has always enjoyed a magazine. She likes doing all the activities and having the one on one time to go through it together. If I’m honest, I’d never really got around to buying a magazine just for Lia. But with Libby at school, when we were offered the opportunity to review the Teletubbies magazine, I realised it was time I started doing things like this with Lia. Teletubbies Magazine – Free Gift I’m not going to lie, I’ve never known a child read a magazine before playing with the free gift. With the Teletubbies…

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The Darkest Dark – Review

The Darkest Dark by Chris Hadfield is by some distance the most inspirational children’s book I’ve reviewed. That’s not least because the author is an actual astronaut! About Chris Hadfield Chris Hadfield is regarded as one of the most accomplished astronauts in the world. He has been to space three times and was Commander of the International Space Station for five months on his most recent mission. In the back cover of the book, there is a little message from Chris and an excerpt from it reads, “The dark is for dreams – and morning is for making them come true.” And…

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New Gruffalo books! Review & giveaway

Something’s stirring in the deep dark wood, New Gruffalo books and they’re terribly good! Gruffalo Crumble and other recipes The Gruffalo wrote a recipe book, To teach the children how to cook, There’s 24 new things to make, From gingerbread mice to scrambled snake. We had woodland salad for our tea, With Fox’s Sandwiches for company. We followed the steps we found with ease, I’d recommend using pre-sliced cheese. The book’s full of pictures and little rhymes And food to make at different times. From terrible teeth to make you scream To knobbly knees and owl ice cream. If mealtimes just don’t…

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Books for summer – review

I was sent these books free of charge for the purpose of a blog post. Since starting to potty train Lia, we’ve been spending a bit more time at home than usual. This has given us the chance to take it easy and do things the girls enjoy around the house, including reading. It’s always great when some new books arrive in the post, and Macmillan Children’s Books are some of our favourites. More People to Love Me – Mo O’Hara This is a lovely book giving an interesting perspective on large families. These days, the classic nuclear family is…

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A developing love of books

This is a collaborative post. Yesterday, I went for my usual morning stroll with my elderly dog. We take it easy because I’m always recovering from my morning run and he’s a little old man recovering from life. He sniffs at all the smells and I admire the views and the wild flowers. But just after I took this photo and marvelled at the gorgeous, vibrant, summery colours, I was stopped in my tracks. Because just around the corner, there were blackberries. Big, juicy, ripe blackberries – just the sort you get in autumn. And so it is arriving – the beginning…

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