Posts by Erin

Brilliant Boxes – all your questions answered!

July 26, 2018

Hello! We have recently had so many new friends joining The Sunshine Collective online, on Facebook, Instagram and getting in touch with us by email.…

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How to Heal a Broken Wing By Bob Graham

July 24, 2018

    How to Heal a Broken Wing is a beautiful story about kindness and compassion – two of our favourite things! Summary: When a…

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Speaking in Front of an Audience – activities to build confidence

July 19, 2018

I was a shy kid, so the words ‘show and tell’ terrified me. I don’t think I really got the hang of public speaking until…

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Family Forest By Kim Kane

July 17, 2018

  This is a great book for opening up a dialogue about the ways in which our families and our personal situations are all different,…

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World Geography – part 2

July 12, 2018

 Following on from our theme of ‘world geography’ last week, here’s another 5 activities to broaden your child’s knowledge of the wider world. Holiday planner…

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The Big Little Book of Happy Sadness By Colin Thompson

July 10, 2018

  Another beautiful Colin Thompson book – do not read this one without waterproof mascara and tissues! Summary: George lives with his grandmother. His parents…

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World Geography – part 1

July 05, 2018

We often have parents telling us that they’d really like their children to have a better grasp of ‘world geography’. I remember, as a kid,…

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Fearless By Colin Thompson

July 03, 2018

    Fearless is written by the same author as one of my all-time favourite picture story books: The Short and Incredibly Happy Life of…

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Card Games For the Whole Family

June 28, 2018

  Every time we go camping, I throw in a pack of cards. I have all these great intentions of using them in some fun…

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Mirror By Jeannie Baker

June 26, 2018

  I actually had never heard of this particular Jeannie Baker book, until I stumbled across it at school. Now I can’t believe I hadn’t…

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