Julian is on his way home with his Nana when he spots some mermaids… or at least he thinks they’re mermaids. Just a mere glimpse of these joyous women and Julian’s imagination transforms him into… View Post

From The Bookshelf // Ollie Discovers the Planets

From The Bookshelf // Ollie Discovers the Planets

Introducing the new Ollie Discovers series of books.  Full of facts, fiction and fun! As Ollie looked up at the beautiful shimmering stars, he decided that he wanted to explore the biggest and the brightest star of them all. Welcome to Ollie the Alien into your life and join him as he boards a little rocket.  Bidding a fond farewell to his little planet Pluto.  Heading off to discover the planets.… View Post

From The Bookshelf // Gangster School

From The Bookshelf // Gangster School

‘I bet no other school gives you the chance to chase super villains through hidden tunnels!’ That’s what Milly Dillane has to say about life at Blaggard’s, A.K.A Gangster School.

Milly and her new friend Charlie have just started at Blaggard’s.  But what’s it like to be in a school that teaches lying, kidnapping and stealing instead of Maths and English? Their parents and teachers are master criminals and want them to follow in their footsteps … but are Milly and Charlie just too … dependable?… View Post

From The Bookshelf // Marge and the Secret Tunnel

From The Bookshelf // Marge and the Secret Tunnel

Last year we introduced the Isla Fisher Marge in Charge range of books to Tigger.  As he started his journey into the world of chapter books and ones that last longer than a dozen pages.  The previous Marge in Charge books had him giggling along as we read the adventures of Marge and her antics.  Life with Marge is NEVER boring! She has rainbow hair, goes skiing in the summer and is the best babysitter you could wish for.… View Post

From The Bookshelf // My Favourite Me: A Fill-In-Yourself …

From The Bookshelf // My Favourite Me: A Fill-In-Yourself Journal All About You!

Following the popular “bullet journal” format the My Favourite Me book allows children to learn more about themselves as they fill in the blanks in this fun journal. With a whole range of questions to answer such as, What’s your perfect start to the day? What is your favourite hobby? and how do you relax? What goals would you like to achieve in the next year?… View Post

Search for the Fairy Star

Search for the Fairy Star

Over Christmas Piglet discovered the wonderful world of tutus. To which you can find her most days trotting around the living room wearing one of her tutus (or all of them) she is slowly gathering (as you can never have too many tutus in your life!).  Whilst she loves twirling around the room you’ll also find her with a book in her hand. … View Post

Celebrate Easter with the Twirlywoos

Celebrate Easter with the Twirlywoos

CBeebies favourite Twirlywoos is a pre-school series featuring the antics of four, fruit-tea loving bird-like friends. A combination of stop-frame animation and live action sequences set in the real world, the series uses fun and laughter to encourage children to think for themselves and gain confidence in their perceptions of the world.… View Post

Peter Rabbit and Mr McGregor’s vegetable garden!

Peter Rabbit and Mr McGregor’s vegetable garden!

As a little girl, I can remember the stories of Peter Rabbit being told by my mum.  Beatrix Potter held a special place in her heart. Especially as my older sister was called Jemima Puddle Duck for two weeks until my parents could think of a suitable name for her. I think they should have stuck with it, it would have suited her.… View Post

Frozen, Forever Country and Flowers #LittleLoves

Frozen, Forever Country and Flowers #LittleLoves

This week was back to reality with no snow to admire and enjoy.  It’s very much been about getting back into the normal family routines with Piglet back at nursery and to-do lists to complete.  I’ve been feeling a little meh since Monday evening, with a migraine waking me up this morning.  I’m hoping for an early night to recharge my batteries.… View Post

Star Wars, Read Aloud Day and Beast from …

Star Wars, Read Aloud Day and Beast from the East #LittleLoves

Oh, what a week! I have to confess to being a little sceptical when I saw the weather reports over the weekend suggesting that we were about to enter a deep freeze.  The Beast from the East certainly made their presence known.  With the world around us looking more like a scene from a movie rather than the end of February in the UK.  Instead of our usual scattering of snow, we received a thick blanket that is still covering most of the area.  With just the roads and some walkways starting to turn to slush.  It’s still very cold, but oh so beautiful!… View Post

Encouraging children young and old to #KeepReading

Encouraging children young and old to #KeepReading

Today marks World Book Day, a day where we celebrate the authors, the illustrators, the publishers and the stories that have brought us all so many fond memories.  Yesterday my children’s school celebrated Read Aloud Day, encouraging the children to pick up a book and read it aloud for a teacher, a classmate, a family member or anyone who wanted to hear a story.  It was a privilege to be able to sit and enjoy stories with the children.  Each finding something new within the story to focus on, a favourite character or loving the illustrations that helped bring the story to life.… View Post

Lunii // My Fabulous Storyteller

Lunii // My Fabulous Storyteller

The Lunii My Fabulous Storyteller is the new-generation, fun and interactive storyteller. Start your adventure with 48 original stories, following Susan and Ben on unexpected journeys.  My Fabulous Storyteller allows children to create their own choices, simply and intuitively, by toggling and pushing buttons. They can choose a HERO, a WORLD, a COMPANION and an OBJECT – and navigate whole worlds of wonder.… View Post

CAKE, Get A Job and Jakemans #LittleLoves

CAKE, Get A Job and Jakemans #LittleLoves

From Wednesday onwards I have spent most of the days attempting to recall what day of the week it actually is.  Thinking it was a day later than it was, which when I remembered that it wasn’t was a good thing as I had more time to achieve a few more things on my to-do list.  At the moment I’m splitting my time between producing content and playing catch up those blog admin tasks that I never seem to get round to.  I’m thinking it might be more productive to dedicate one day a week to just that so that I can make headway on the mountain of things that need doing.  All tedious tasks but once completed will hopefully make things run more smoothly.… View Post

Have yourself a Trolls Holiday

Have yourself a Trolls Holiday

Last year we welcomed Trolls into our lives.  We were very lucky to be invited to the Trolls BFI Gala Screening – which was simply amazing!  This was Piglet’s first visit to the cinema, which she thankfully enjoyed due to the bold colours, amazing soundtrack and a packet of Wotsits.  Fast forward to this year and we had downloaded the film onto our Sky box (yes I am too lazy to keep putting the DVDs in and out of the DVD player) for us to watch one weekend.  The Trolls movie is a hit with all of us, but none more so that Piglet… Oh, my goodness, how she loves that film and Princess Poppy.… View Post