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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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The world around me

June 21, 2018

Geography, maps, continents and countries. This is such a fascinating subject for many kids. We try to include as many activities as we can into…

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Sunday Chutney By Aaron Blabey

June 19, 2018

  Aaron Blabey does not disappoint (does he ever?!) with Sunday Chutney. I’m a huge fan of Aaron Blabey’s books; his stories and illustrations are…

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