The Mexiglish Girl by Natalia Simons

As you know, I believe that there is More to Books than Reading. After being in Italy, I have been reminiscing about how I used to use children’s books to help me learn a new language. Well your books do that in one with Spanish! We loved the blog learning all about your inspiration behind …

Yoginis Yoga

At the end of September, I went to the Childcare and Education Expo. It is such an amazing place to learn more about EYFS and Primary education. I met some inspirational people, all supporting children to learn in this very important phase of their lives. I met Susan and Katie at their stand, and was …

Thinkably

At the end of September, I went to the Childcare and Education Expo which was an amazing event for the Early Years and Primary sector. There were many great exhibitors and one of the stalls especially caught my eye. I truly believe that ‘There’s More to Books than Reading’ and Thinkably proves that too. Thinkably …

Banned books

I’d seen that a celebration of banned books was coming up in the diary and thought, oh, the books won’t be relevant to children. How naive I was! Books have been banned for all sorts of reasons. James and the giant peach I was really surprised to see that James and the Giant Peach was …

Bees!

I am totally one of those people who sees a bee on the floor and pours a little water from my bottle so they can have a drink while talking to them. When talking to children about bees, I always say how important they are and how they would only sting if they are very …

Royal Albert Hall

As a writer, inspiration comes from anywhere. During lockdown, I would cycle to work up Exhibition Road and along past the Royal Albert Hall. Every morning and every evening, I’d cycle the hour it took to commute in my own little world, with my own little characters, on their adventures. While I have been to …

London

As restrictions are easing and museums are opening, being a nanny in London, I wanted to share my love for London with you all, through…you guessed it…books! There is so much to do in London, and even if you’re not living here, your little ones can learn about it through pages. However, if you’re lucky …

Beano at Kew Gardens

If you go down to the gardens today, you’re in for a big surprise. There are no bears, but Beano is having a birthday party. I do feel like there’s more to books than reading, but there is also more to reading than books. The National Curriculum states that children should read a wide variety …

Guinness World Records

Funnily enough, my nanny child, G8 was reading her Guinness World Record book the other week. Why not hold your own World Records? Use the book or the website, to see what crazy things people have been up to and do your own? Can you make the biggest pizza you’ve ever made? Count who has …