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Monster Practice A Fun Approach To Learning | REVIEW

I have been so impressed at the way P2 has dealt with going to big school. We are at the end of the staggered settling in period where we picked her up at 12pm for a week and then 1pm for the following week. As of next week she will be in school full time. I thought the excitement may …

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Children’s Amazing! Magazine Review

Home learning is a thing I struggle with every single day with P1. I’m sure you can relate to it because I certainly can, that when you get home you just want to chill out. Learning and doing something educational certainly isn’t a priority. I was pretty interested when the people behind the children’s magazine, Amazing! got in touch to …

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Going To The Library

It feels like such a long time ago since reading a story at bedtime felt like a chore. I never used to see the importance of books despite my own love for reading and writing. But I also experienced mum guilt surrounding the topic of bedtime story time and eventually I made it part of our routine. I don’t feel …

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How Reading Helps Young Children

Despite the fact I absolutely adore books and reading, I found it really difficult to actually want to read to my first daughter when she was a baby. I never saw the importance of reading to a young child. It’s only really been in the past six months that I have routinely made it part of our bedtime. Now every …

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A Christmas Giveaway With Oxford Children’s Books

Is anybody else getting just a little bit excited by Christmas? With Halloween behind us, I feel like it’s a suitable time to begin with the festive preparations. We’ve had a lovely Christmas delivery of Oxford Children’s Books recently and I wanted to share them with you. Make sure to scroll to the bottom for a giveaway! Greatest Animal Stories This book …

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Happy 100th Birthday Roald Dahl! #RoaldDahl100

I don’t think there’s a single person that hasn’t heard of the name Roald Dahl. If you haven’t then where the heck have you been because today is Roald Dahl’s 100th birthday! I wasn’t actually aware that this amazingly talented author passed away before I was even born, in 1990. Roald Dahl directly wrote 39 books but the ones I …

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Win £50 Worth Of Letts Books

I just can’t believe that we are just a few weeks away from throwing ourselves back into school runs and routines. We’ve had such a jam packed summer holidays that I’ve barely had time to think about all the school bits and bobs we need! Are you read? Finding the time to choose the best books though may not always …

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Parragon Book Buddies – Disney Book Week

From the 23rd May to 12th June it has been Disney Book Week and to help us celebrate we received two out of the twenty new Disney Movie Collection storybook series. A series designed to help kids find the magic into reading by bringing their favourite Disney movies to life. We received the Jungle Book and Frozen, both very loved movies in our house …

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PAW Patrol Magazine Review

It’s been a while since we heard that well known tune of PAW Patrol. When we received the brand new PAW Patrol Magazine I rushed to our new Netflix subscription to see if they had some episodes. Thankfully they did and we were able to refresh our memories of the very lovable gang of pups. The PAW Patrol Magazine is …

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Parragon Book Buddies – March 2016

I am well aware we are practically half way through April now, but back in March we were sent our latest Parragon Book Buddies parcel and inside was some absolutely beautiful Disney Princesses colouring books. I have always been into art especially things like drawing and colouring so being sent the Frozen and Disney Princesses Art Therapy Colouring Book has …

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LeapFrog Read With Me Violet Review

I spend a lot of time focusing on how P1 is progressing with reading and writing because it’s something that she struggles with at school that I forget that P2 is at an age where she needs to explore words too. Introducing the LeapFrog Read With Me Violet.  The LeapFrog Read With Me Violet is a cute and cuddly dog that …

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World Book Day 2016

The influx of happy children dressed up as their favourite book characters over social media can only mean one thing, it’s world book day! A day for celebrating books and reading. Personally, I am a lover of a physical book over an online edition, which do you prefer? I can’t remember what characters I used to go as at school. …

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LeapFrog LeapReader Junior Review

2016 in definitely bringing some lovely opportunities already and one of those is my new role as a LeapFrog Blogger Ambassador. So here I bring you our first product we’ve been reviewing, the LeapFrog LeapReader Junior and the Sofia The First book. The LeapReader Junior is suitable for ages 1-3 years which at first I was a little wary of. I wasn’t …

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Storytime Magazine Review

I loved reading as a child, I still love reading now, and I’m a strong believe in having something physical to read rather than a digital copy of something. As a toddler, P1 loved books but as she’s getting bigger and learning to read by herself I have seen that love deteriorate. I think I have been focusing so much …

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All New Bob The Builder Magazine Review

I have been so out of touch with children’s telly since having children which I now sounds completely ridiculous. When my little brother was born in 2000 I became in tune with the programmes and now they are all being renewed and spruced up. Bob The Builder is one of the characters who have had a makeover. I was all …

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