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BOOKS WE'RE READING: Understanding Our World

BOOKS WE'RE READING: Understanding Our World

At this stage, my son has clearly defined topics of interest and favourite books, and is showing more self-direction in areas he'd like to learn mo...
BOOKS WE'RE READING: The vivacity of Spring

BOOKS WE'RE READING: The vivacity of Spring

Welcoming the arrival of a new season always fills me with excitement, and, as we bid farewell to winter, a particular feeling of anticipation acco...
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BOOKS WE'RE READING: Through Space + Time

With the current weather conditions giving us plenty of opportunities to spend time indoors, we're focusing some of our reading on learning about our magical and mystical universe, with a keen interest in human space exploration and the composition of our solar system. Intricately woven within stories of planets and stars, we're also beginning to explore the beautiful concept of connectedness, and how we belong to something much bigger than what we 'know'. 
BOOKS WE’RE READING: Finding joy in Winter

BOOKS WE’RE READING: Finding joy in Winter

While hopes of snow fill my heart with the dreamiest of dreams, there are plenty of other delights to be found in the cooler months: Crisp mornings that flush our cheeks pink and rosy, the deliciousness of sunshine breaking through the everpresent grey, hot chocolates after puddle-stomping and adevnteures through muddy parklands, thick scarves and beanies with bobbles atop, seeing a flash of red as tiny Robin's flitter from hedge to hedge. The Winter books presented here celebrate the quiet joy children are so adept at embracing.

BOOKS WE'RE READING: The magic of Christmas

BOOKS WE'RE READING: The magic of Christmas

One of the traditions I look forward to the most is bringing out our Christmas books on December first. This is the first sign Christmas is on it's way; before the mulled wine, mince pies and tree trimming. These are the books that, if I can help it, aren't read at any other time of the year, making their return to our shelf that much more magical. So, without further adieu, a selection of Christmas books we're reading this year...

SHOP: Benjamin Pollock’s Toy Shop, London

SHOP: Benjamin Pollock’s Toy Shop, London

Up a little wooden staircase in Covent Garden Market, you'll find one of London's oldest toy shops, Benjamin Pollock's Toy Shop; which still retain...
BOOKS WE'RE READING: Understanding the changing seasons + weather

BOOKS WE'RE READING: Understanding the changing seasons + weather

Raising my son on this gloriously green (albeit damp) island comes with the responsibility to not only arm him with a lifetime arsenal to engage in...
VISIT: The Natural History Museum (Dinosaurs!)

VISIT: The Natural History Museum (Dinosaurs!)

For dinosaur enthusiasts, a visit to Londons' Natural History Museum is a must! Come face to face with the animatronic T-Rex, and learn more about life during their lengthy reign on earth. Read on for tips on when to go, how to get there, and how you can manage a quick visit with young children.
BOOKS WE'RE READING: Dinosaurs!

BOOKS WE'RE READING: Dinosaurs!

This month we're all about dinosaurs! And, due to modern technological advancements, there's never been a better time to nurture our inner palaeontologists. Help your little one foster an enduring love for all things prehistoric by enjoying my selected titles.
VISIT: The Horniman Museum + Gardens, London

VISIT: The Horniman Museum + Gardens, London

Spend a lovely day out at The Horniman Museum in South London. Full of anthropological curios, plus extensive grounds to explore, there's something for the whole family to enjoy.
BOOKS WE'RE READING: The excitement of Autumn

BOOKS WE'RE READING: The excitement of Autumn

Waiting for the first of September to unpack our Autumn books tested all my reserves of patience, but wait I did, and I've been relishing reading these to my son thus far. They also provide discussion points fore activities we can enjoy together during this most comforting of seasons. 
BOOKS WE'RE READING: The Voluptuous Delights of Summer

BOOKS WE'RE READING: The Voluptuous Delights of Summer

Like many families around the world, reading is an important part of our daily rhythm, with bed time stories being the most treasured. Snuggled in ...