Grief, anxiety, loneliness, fear, sadness, anger… children feel these emotions just as we do, though are unlikely to realise what they’re feeling, and almost certainly cannot verbalise them. Without an outlet for their emotions, their behaviour can appear erratic and out of keeping with their character, just as ours does when we try to bottle … More 13 Books to Help Children Process Complex Emotions
Meet Logan. the most adorable rabbit protagonist in Nicola Kinnear’s debut picture book, A Little Bit Brave. He never goes outside and loves his creature comforts – knitting, hot drinks, indoor plants and books. He is a bunny after my own heart! His friend, Luna, on the other hand, loves the excitement of the outside … More A Little Bit Brave: Blog Tour
You know a book has captured your children’s imagination when you’re asked to read it for the 17th time in the space of a few hours… and you don’t mind! ‘I am a collector of cats. I have no cats. But I do have a plan…’ What could POSSIBLY go wrong? From the moment I spotted … More Collecting Cats: Blog Tour
In an attempt to turn this recent run of weather-and-illness-induced cabin fever into a positive thing, I’ve drawn together a little review of our favourite winter into spring reads. With the exception of Hooray for Hoppy, these straddle both winter and spring, so we’ve been reading them for quite a few months already, but they … More Books to help you spring into spring
Christmas, books, Christmas, books…two of our favourite things! So we’ve been to the library and chosen a few children’s Christmas books to road test with our toddlers. Here are their favourites (and not so favourites). Lauren: Slinky Malinki’s Christmas Crackers by Lynley Dodd This is a lovely book by the author of Hairy Maclary from … More Ho Ho Ho! Christmas Books for Toddlers.
Did you know the phases of the moon can wreak absolute havoc on your child’s sleep and, just to warn you, according to NASA, ‘Tonight’s Full Moon is the Frost Moon, the Cold Moon, the Long Night Moon, or the Moon before Yule.’ (UK) So, what might this mean for you and your babies? It … More Toddlers, or Tiny Lunatics?
You may be forgiven for thinking that libraries are a dying breed, full of nothing but books and stuffy librarians. But you would be wrong. Created over 200 years ago with a vision to open access to literature across the classes, and now subject to ruthless local government funding cuts which threaten their future, libraries … More Shove your shhhh! Libraries are getting more child-friendly…and it’s great
Yesterday was Save the Frogs Day. It’s a US initiative but we couldn’t resist taking the opportunity to share our favourite frog books with you. Frogs are endlessly fascinating to children. It’s no surprise, then, that some of our favourite books feature these creatures. Of course, there’s frog from Julia Donaldson’s ‘Acorn Wood’ series, Arnold … More Ribbit! 🐸
Everybody knows that today is World Book Day 2017 (loving the photos of all the costumes on social media!) but were you aware it’s also National Bed Month? Wahoo for books and bedtimes – definitely two of our favourite things! As Jo is a Secondary English Teacher by profession, and Lauren is about to finish … More These are a Few of our Favourite Things…