Read, Play, Learn: On the Farm

Read, Play, Learn: On the Farm   Read, Play Learn: On the Farm Due to my background in education, and the years I spent teaching in a Early Years setting, I have been unable to resist applying some of that experience to raising my own child – hence this series of ‘Read, Play Learn‘ posts…

Book Review: Baby Loves Earth

Book Review: Baby Loves Earth Baby Loves Earth Written by Jennifer Eckford Illustrated by Teresa Bellon 30 pages Published by Frances Lincoln Children’s Books Publication date: 2nd June 2020 Summary (from Goodreads): E is for Elephant, T is for Tree, W is for Warming, and X is for eXtinct in this beautiful ABC book designed…

Library Loot: Non-fiction galore!

Library Loot: Non-fiction galore! Wow, it’s been an age since I posted one of these, despite the fact that I have been borrowing tonnes of books from the library, as always. I’m there at least once a week to pick up reservations and grab books from the ‘Recent Arrivals’ section, plus buy books in the…

D.I.Y. Adorable Peg Doll Animals

D.I.Y. Adorable Peg Doll Animals   So I decided to try something a bit different! Alongside moving into a house that needs a lot of updating so learning a lot about home improvement, my boyfriend and I have been trying out lots of handicrafts. He has been crocheting and painting models while I have been…

Book Review: Rebel Dogs!

Book Review: Rebel Dogs! Rebel Dogs! Heroic Tales of Trusty Hounds Written by Kimberlie Hamilton 160 pages Published by Scholastic UK Publication date: 1st August 2019 Summary (from Goodreads): Tail-wagging tales of real-life Rebel Dogs! Get your paws on the stories and secrets of some of history’s most heroic hounds! An engaging collection packed with over…

Book Review: Herstory

Book Review: Herstory Herstory: 50 women and girl who shook the world Written by Katherine Halligan Illustrated by Sarah Walsh 112 pages Published by Nosy Crow Publication date: 1st March 2018 Summary (from Goodreads): Instead of just studying history, let’s think about HerStory too! In this uplifting and inspiring book, children can learn about 50…

Book Review: The Dog That Saved Christmas

The Dog That Saved Christmas Written by Nicola Davies Illustrated by Mike Byrne 96 pages Published by Barrington Stoke Publication date: 15th October 2018 Summary (from Barrington Stoke): Christmas is a nightmare for Jake. He hates the bright lights, all the noise and the disruption to his routine. But everything changes when he finds a…

Multilingual flashcard: Scorpion

Multilingual flashcard: Scorpion Learn how to say scorpion in 10 languages! This may seem like an odd choice of flashcard for December, but I have always had a soft spot for scorpions. As a kid, I wanted one for a pet and proceeded to adopt one as a pet when visiting America at seven years…

Book Review: Bestiary

Bestiary Written by Christopher Masters 256 pages Published by Thames & Hudson in collaboration with the British Museum Publication date: 16th October 2018 Summary (from Goodreads): Drawing on the world-leading scholarship and vast collections of the British Museum, Bestiary is a wonderful visual, thematic exploration of animals—real, surreal, and imaginary—as depicted on beautiful ritual objects…

Multilingual flashcard: Coral

Coral in 10 languages Hands up if you thought coral was a plant – anyone? I remember reading that coral was an animal, but always thought of it as in the same category as seaweed, etc. It turns out that it’s much more complex than that! Coral are invertebrate animals which generally live in colonies…

Book Review: Distortion

Distortion Phobos #2 Written by Victor Dixen Translated by Daniel Hahn 576 pages Published by Hot Key Books Publication date: 18th October 2018 Summary (from Goodreads): ‘This thrilling space odyssey will keep you turning pages late into the night.’ C. J. Daugherty, author of NIGHT SCHOOL ‘Phobos gave me the perfect escape I’ve been ravenous…

Multilingual flashcard: Fish

Multilingual flashcard: Fish There are 33, 600 known species of fish in the world, with more diversity than any other vertebrate species. They are important to humans, both as a cultural icon and as a food source, with one sixth of the world’s protein provided by fish and fish products. The most commonly used collective…