Category: Books & Reading

Great Pre-School Books from Salariya

Little Man has been lucky enough to receive a few books from the Salariya book company, so today I’ll introduce them to you along with giving one of you the chance to win all three of them… He has received: Mixed-Up Robots This spiral-bound flip-book lets children have hours of …

Fun & Educational Children’s Books

Boo’s been very happy to receive a few books from the Salariya book company, so today I want to share a little about them with you, along with giving one of you the chance to win all three of them… She has received: You Wouldn’t Want To Be A Victorian …

Papery Peep June 2016

Hello and welcome to this month’s Papery Peep. This month is a birthday special, as I have received and bought a fair bit of stationery and books this month that I thought I’d share with you today. First up, I received a fabulous personalised National Book Token and I love …

Win a Star Wars Mini-Build Book!

As we are a household that loves Star Wars, it only seems right that we give the gift of Star Wars on Father’s Day, right? We have received a Star Wars: Battle Stations: Activity Book and Model to show you and share with you today, and we’ll then be presenting …

Bring Back Paper Book Swap! June 2016

Hooray, it is book swap time! I always love a book swap and I’ve had a few people asking for another one, so here we are! If you’re new to Bring Back Paper, you can find out more about it all here. The idea of the book swap is to …

10 Beautiful Instagram Accounts for Bookworms

Instagram is a beautiful place to be, and never more so for me than when I am gazing at books. Whether they be book stores, what people are currently reading, bookshelves, to be read piles, they are all going to lure me in and make me happy. Now there is …

Mr Men Birthday Party

We love the Mr Men here. I have very fond memories myself of reading the books when I was little, and before the kids were even born I had the complete Mr Men library. Since then, we’ve added to it when new releases have come along, so today I’m happy …

Bring Back Paper on Instagram

It is already May! How?! So with a new month, comes a new Bring Back Paper activity, and this month it is a pretty one and an easy one for us all to get involved with. The #BringBackPaper hash tag has been around for a while now and I love seeing …

Bookawoo Review & Giveaway

A Bookawoo box has arrived here, making my daughter very happy. Bookawoo is a subscription service that sends your child a magical monthly box with 3-4 new books for them to learn and expand their imagination. Each month is a new theme and is designed to stimulate their love of …

A Book Journal for Kids

I read a fair few books. I love to read. Though for some reason, I suppose simply because it did not occur to me, it wasn’t until a good friend bought me a book journal a couple of years ago that I thought to record all that I read. I …

Our Reading Eggs Progress

We’ve been learning with Reading Eggs for some time now, and you can read more about our progress so far here. Today I want to share an update on how Little Man’s been finding the programme and also to tell you more about Reading Eggspress, as Boo is now using …

The PAW Patrol Magazine Is Here!

Egmont have recently launched a brand new PAW Patrol magazine, so we’ve been invited to take a look at it and share our thoughts with you. The team at Egmont share that: PAW Patrol is an action-adventure pre-school series starring six heroic puppies: Chase, Marshall, Rocky, Zuma, Rubble, and Skye, …

Papery Peep March 2016

It’s Papery Peep! Time for me to share with you my papery world this month, and I have to say, it’s been fairly busy on the paper front. Mother’s Day brought me hand made cards from my little ones, along with a Paperchase treat… And I also received a Waterstones gift …

Amazing! Magazine Review & Giveaway

This week, Boo has received a couple of copies of Amazing! magazine to review… It’s designed for boys and girls aged 7+ and it covers most subjects such as Maths, English, Science, History, Geography Arts, and lots more. We take things that children actually like reading about such as zombies, …

Celebrating World Book Day

If there’s a day that I can get behind, it’s World Book Day. I think it’s a fabulous idea, with hundreds of bookshops all over the UK and Ireland getting involved with the charity, supported by publishers and National Book Tokens Ltd. They will be gifting the £1 book token …

The Importance of Reading

While becoming proficient in reading is of paramount importance, it is still deemed a problem across the world. According to a National Assessment of Education Progress test in 2013, 65% of fourth graders were able to read at a below proficient level. Teaching our children how to read properly is …

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