Dogs don’t do Ballet by Anna Kemp, illustrated by Sara Ogilvie

Reading to children is such an interactive process and doing voices as well as facial expressions can help tell and story, with young children, getting them involved in the story brings it to life. Here’s how I would use this book for development in the EYFS. A little synopsis from me- Biff is a dog …

Woongjin Thinkbig

A few weeks ago I was exhibiting at the Bett Education show with Thinkably. I’ve been volunteering with them for a while on EQAG where we read books and discuss the content, age appropriateness and if it needs to be a supported read. For more info on Thinkably head to: https://moretobooks.blog/2021/10/05/thinkably/ I met to many …

Finding Their Feet by Bernie Landels

My books support parents to bring learning to life in the home through books and organising and while they can support young families, as an EYFS teacher working in nurseries, reception and schools as well as private homes, my books are for children aged 2 plus. So when I connected with Bernie, I knew I …

Book Club Buddies

As an avid reader myself, I love inspiring a love of reading in children. After all, it is a pre-requisite for most other learning. So when I found Book Club Buddies on social media, I knew it was something I wanted to share. Now is the perfect time to ignite a love of reading in …

Organising books

Keeping with last weeks post where I told you about the exciting launch of my new business More to Organising- help your child to be more independent and making your life easier by organising with your child in mind! Pull out all of your books onto the floor. This helps you see the amount you …

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 …