Tag: Books

Making Memories with Wind in the Willows

making memories, reading with Wind in the willows

 

I’m still playing catch up with Blogtober17, hopefully that will be sorted today. Today, or yesterdays topic was ‘Novel’. As with most of the topics I have tried to keep them in balance with the type of content I would normally publish on my blog. So today I have asked Chris if he would like to write a small piece for this topic, to which he happily obliged. I asked Chris because he has such fond memories of reading with his mum when he was small. The Wind in the Willows has an extra special place in his heart and he has begun creating new memories of Wind in the Willows with Finlay.

So, here it is. Enjoy…

 

making memories, reading with Wind in the willows

 

If the qutote above sounds familiar, you are probably lucky enough to be one of the last generations to have enjoyed an almost technology-free childhood, before the “International Super Highway”, touch screen tablets and smart phones became honorary members of our family units – So rudely uninvited, in retrospect.… Read More

Good Reads, Week 33, 2017: Books for Babes!

 

Good Reads: Children's books week 33/17

When I first published my ‘Good Reads‘ post way back in October last year, I had all good intentions of sharing different children’s books every week. To perhaps introduce you to books, you may not have discovered otherwise.  As I said before, life got in the way, My cat got poorly (then he died), I was stressed at work and I was pregnant and then got diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes. My blog took a back seat while I got back on track. Thankfully, I have found my blogging mojo. I have a nice little routine and my blogging is going from strength to strength.

So Good Reads is back! I’m not sure it will be weekly, but I think Bi monthly will be a good start. As we know books are important for children’s development. I don’t religiously read to my children. Some weeks it may be every day, some weeks perhaps once but generally it’s about every other day.… Read More

12 ‘Not so Scary’ Kids Books for Halloween

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I can’t tell you how excited I am that is almost Halloween. There’s something about when you have kids that makes the holidays that extra bit special and magical. Halloween especially. Finlay being a little boy loves anything monster related as it is. However, he is extra excited about upcoming Halloween. We are going over to Aunties house for a party again this year. Finlay had so much fun last year dressed up as a little vampire playing with all his friends and eating way too much junk (he still remembers waking up and being sick, Oops bad mummy moment!)

I love to find books and crafts that relate to all the different seasons and events associated with it and so does Finlay. I think a great way to build up the anticipation is to read and collect Halloween books. What better way to get everyone into the spooky spirit than a huge collection of witches, monsters, skeletons and ghosts!!… Read More

Good Reads For Toddlers

 

I started ‘Good Reads for Toddlers’ on my old blog and have decided to resurect it. An tag where you can come and discover books for babies, toddlers and children. It may be recommendations of those very famous books every child should read, or some fantastic less known ones.  I am not a parent who religiously reads to their child every night. I work and sometimes I honestly just do not have the energy. Does this make me a bad parent? Maybe according to the ‘reading police’ but I say NO of course it doesn’t! Finlay is read to regularly, he has loads of books which sometimes he just loves to look at. So don’t feel guilty if your child doesn’t have a story every night. Actually a little trick I learnt recently, if you are too tired. Get your child to read to you! It doesn’t matter if they don’t tell the right story, but it helps develop their imagination and storytelling!!… Read More