Aquarium – Acquario In Livorno

This week with my Nanny Kids, we visited an aquarium in Livorno, Italy. So this weeks blog will use our visit to share books and activities.

If you happen to be in the area, go check it out!

I am obviously an amazing surf boarder/guitar player! This picture reminds me of surfs up! With all those penguins riding the waves. On researching I came across a book about frogs of the same title. I love this because the main character is such a book worm.

Surfs up by Kwame Alexander, illustrated by Daniel Miyaros (Photo credit by

There’s been a murder!

More to books…

This is actually a book my Mum bought for my Nanny Children, and they think it’s hilarious. What I love about it is the fact that there’s a section at the back of the book full of facts! Proving there’s more to books!

Steve- terror of the seas by Megan Brewis (Photo credit:

Gigantic turtle!

We used the turtle to make our own scene using mixed media.

3D Aquarium scene/craft

We made a 3D Aquarium scene. This was a lot that we bought from the Aquarium in Cape Town. If you happen to be there, here is the link. This one is still our favourite aquarium, it has those surfs up penguins that I mentioned above!

We glued blue tissue paper into a box, decorated it using bubble stickers and sea life stickers, then made fish out of coloured shapes and eye stickers. You can make anemones with couloirs cars and seaweed from green tissue paper.

More to books…

Especially with the colours of the scene above, this is a good dip in, dip out book if you want a catchy rhyme for different ocean animals!

Commotion in the ocean by Giles Andreae and Illustrated by David Wojtowycz (Photo

Send me a picture of your little ones at an aquarium!

Show us a picture of your 3D scenes!

Love Kat x

Published by moretobooks

Award- winning author of the book: “There’s more to books than reading- how to help your child bring stories to life” With a Masters in Education, I have taught as a School teacher across Northern England and have worked as a Nanny/Governess in London and across the world. I support parents and nannies to bring learning into the home in an exciting and purposeful way. Also a speaker at events such as NannyPalooza and the International Nanny Day 2017 and featured in the Nanny Magazine (USA) and Childcare Magazine (UK)

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