5 Top Books to Help Children Understand Their Feelings Better

Anxious child

Most of us look back on our childhoods fondly, reminiscing about blissful carefree years. But, in reality, childhood can be a time of stress, anxiety, and early signs of mental health difficulties. According to the NHS, one in eight (12.8%) five to 19-year olds had at least one mental disorder when assessed in 2017. This … Read more

Kids’ Holiday Reading List: Teach the Valuable Lessons of Inclusivity

Kids’ Holiday Reading List: Teach the Valuable Lessons of Inclusivity

Have you introduced your children to any books focused on the topic of inclusivity? Adding a few titles into your collection of reading books at home, could not only help teach young little ones about kindness and acceptance but also help reflect the lives of underrepresented children. It does not matter if your kids go … Read more

Christmas Gifts for children under 10 years

Christmas Gift Guide

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links, see more here. Buying Christmas gifts for children under 10 years old can be quite a challenge, particularly so if it’s a niece, nephew or friends’ child you are buying for.  We have pulled together a guide to help you get a few ideas of gifts for children under 10 … Read more

Helping Your Child with Creative Writing at Home

Creative Writing

Creative writing is a skill that can benefit your child academically, personally and professionally. It is also a really fun activity to practice with your child at home. Creative Writing Ideas Parents can help to develop their child’s imagination and writing skills, using some really simple and fun techniques. Here are a few creative writing … Read more

WIN Personalised Children’s Nursery Rhyme Book

Nursery Rhymes Book

As a child, I would have my Mum read my Nursery Rhyme book to me repeatedly at bedtimes. I couldn’t get enough of them. Even as I grew up, I couldn’t bring myself to give it away, so I kept it for my own children, and they have loved it as much as I did. … Read more

How the Night Zookeeper can save your Summer holidays

Night Zookeeper

Way back at the beginning of 2016, Lillie and I began a love affair with a series of children’s storybooks called the Night Zookeeper. The Night Zookeeper is a boy called Tom who finds himself in a magical world his Grandma told him about filled with strange animals, a dark lord with an army of … Read more

Support Dementia Research with Benny’s Adventures at Rose Cottage

Benny's Adventures at Rose Cottage

As a blogger one of the things that I love doing is helping to give smaller ventures a bigger voice, especially when these things are so close to my heart. In a lifetime, long, long ago I used to live in the small Lincolnshire market town of Alford where I have many special memories. I’m … Read more

The Wandering Worm and The Tale of the Greedy Fish Books

The Wandering Worm Cover

Dennis Thompson is the author and illustrator of ‘The Tale of the Greedy Fish’. The book was originally published with Kickstarter funding in 2014. He wrote and illustrated the book for his daughter Heidi. The Kickstarter project was funded 151% and raised over £4000 to print 2000 copies of the book. Free Books for Children … Read more