Shortly after Little One (my eldest daughter) was born I bought a selection of books from a lady whose little girl had outgrown. The books I bought from her were in fantastic condition and it included this book, Usborne Look and Say: Beach. I had never seen this book before nor the other books in … Continue reading Look and say books featuring Usborne Look and Say: Beach.
Little One is due to start nursery in September and my radar is on for schoolish books. On a recent library visit this gorgeous book was waiting to be read. Never Take a Bear to a School is a funny, upbeat rhyming page turner that is such a treat. Different from other "starting school" books it … Continue reading Book review: Never Take a Bear to school by Mark Sperring.
Ramadan is a very special time of year for Muslims all around the world. It is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, where Muslims fast during day light hours. Children are not required to fast until they reach their time of puberty. However, as you can imagine there will be many children who witness … Continue reading Embracing Ramadan with an Eid ul Fitr countdown for children.
Here are some activities that we have completed using the popular book The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle as inspiration. Little One has enjoyed this book for some time now and as it is a frequent read during bedtime she particularly enjoyed the activities. Painting a butterfly using the many colours found in the book. Many … Continue reading Toddler activities inspired by The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
My best ever pop up Space book by Clare Lloyd and Caryn Jenner. This hardback book is a fantastic introduction to Space and to non-fiction books. The text used is simple and concise for young children to understand. The pop up surprises really do add a 'wow' factor and will be sure to keep your little ones wanting … Continue reading My best ever pop up Space book
Below are activities that I completed with Little One after reading Naughty Bus.
The Best Ever pop up Space book inspired me to complete activities with Little One that were Space connected. Below are some images showing these activities. Perhaps you could get your little ones to give some a try?
Sensory play is an activity that stimulates a child's senses. It is an activity that encourages many things including creativity and investigation and it is also a great way for children to be able to explore the fantastic word they live in. Rainbow rice is one example of a sensory play activity. Other examples are play … Continue reading Rainbow rice sensory play.