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 …

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 …

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 …

Apple Pie

I can’t say enough how amazing cooking with children is. Home schooling is better when it’s an experience. Not only does this combat all the senses but it targets several subjects in one. Speaking of things they need to know how to do, my 14 year old nanny child had never used a tin opener …

Gingerbread

Merry Christmas my lovelies. If you’re lucky enough to be with loved ones this Christmas, give them an extra squeeze and a little hug from me too. (Only if they are in your bubble, obviously) I’m stuck in tier four on my own and genuinely have started talking to the spiders in my house, they …

More to Books

“There’s More to Books than Reading- how to help your child bring stories to life” follows the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum sharing books and activities for your child to learn all subjects at home, in your garden (even in the cold and rain) or park. This is the perfect book for Lockdown life. …