The Extra Mile – Book Review

Our kids are no strangers to a road trip. With most of our extended family living around an hour away or slightly more and a long, daily commute to Leeds in the early part of their lives – they’ve all had to get used to spending a lot of time in the car. Of course what this now means is that a 2.5 hour trip down the M6 to see Donna for the day or planning an adventure to the South of France with Eurocamp this May half term is no big deal – we know that they can manage it without too much drama. When it comes to planning a trip, we tend to try and fit the journey around meal times so that a stop at services is more than a quick toilet stop and a leg stretch but rather a reason to stop and take a proper…

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Create Your Own Happy – Learn to Relax

Create Your Own Happy – Learn to Relax

Written by Penny Alexander and Becky Goddard-Hill, Create Your Own Happy is a beautifully illustrated activity book with a nod to self-help.  Aiming to … View Post
KS1 SATS Prep with Letts

KS1 SATS Prep with Letts

*Commissioned post for Letts* The start of the second half of the spring term at school signals a countdown to an array of statutory … View Post
The Puffin Summer Reading Campaign

The Puffin Summer Reading Campaign

Encouraging my children to read for pleasure factors fairly high on my list of priorities.  I remember when Ben started Reception, his teacher thought … View Post
Make and Move Minibeasts – Review

Make and Move Minibeasts – Review

I knew as soon as I saw Make and Move Minibeasts I knew that this was going to be one for Ben.  He loves … View Post
Draw & Discover books – Review

Draw & Discover books – Review

At the moment Chloe is super keen on anything to do with drawing and colouring in.  She’s suddenly discovered a real love of … View Post
Oxford Children’s Books Christmas Titles – Review

Oxford Children’s Books Christmas Titles – Review

Books make such a great gift – especially for children who may well end up overwhelmed with exciting toys this Christmas.  This Christmas, Oxford Children’… View Post