Category: Books & Reading

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 …

A Star Wars World Book Day

To celebrate World Book Day we are taking part in a Star Wars blog tour with Egmont. Egmont have just released new titles, brilliantly timed for World Book Day and all so very tempting and thrilling for my son. There are the new Star Wars: Adventures in Wild Space titles, …

Win ‘The Children’s Garden’

We’ve recently been sent a copy of The Children’s Garden: Loads of Things to Make & Grow by Matthew Appleby. It is packed full of fun ideas and projects for getting the kids involved outside, and even inside during the colder months with gardening-inspired activities. A garden can be a …

Peace Of Mind: A Book of Calm for Busy Mums

I’ve been fortunate to receive a new book by Georgina Rodgers, Peace of Mind: A Book of Calm for Busy Mums. I’ve been reading about Mindfulness and Slow-Living lately, so this book was well-timed for me and welcome. I wrote earlier this year about how the Christmas break allowed me …

February Book Swap

Yay, it is book swap time! I do love a book swap and these always go down well, so I thought it would be a nice way to kick of Bring Back Paper activities this year. The idea of the book swap is to send a pre-loved book out into …

Win A Brilliant Preschool Book Bundle

We have been lucky to receive a rather gorgeous bundle of preschool books from DK. We’ve shared our thoughts on some other DK preschool books before, and as we like those ones so much, I knew this would be a treat. Both of the children were so excited when the …

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