11 Chinese New Year Books For Kids

11 Chinese New Year Books For Kids

The best picture books for kids about the lunar new year  Looking for Chinese New Year books to help introduce your child to the celebrations and traditions which surround the lunar new year? I’ve put together a list of 11 fantastic Chinese New Year books to...
12 Great Books of Nursery Rhymes for Kids

12 Great Books of Nursery Rhymes for Kids

Nursery Rhymes for Babies, Nursery Rhymes for Toddlers Bookshops and libraries were once full of books of nursery rhymes for kids. I have a lovely collection of books of nursery rhymes for babies and toddlers which dates back to the years when my children were small...
Why Nursery Rhymes and Poems Still Matter in 2020

Why Nursery Rhymes and Poems Still Matter in 2020

Nursery rhymes and poems are great fun to share with young children but did you know they also play an important role in building the foundations for learning to read?

If you didn’t, you’re not alone. I didn’t know this when my children were small and I find that many parents (and even a few fellow teachers) simply aren’t aware of how important nursery …

8 Todd Parr Books About Families

8 Todd Parr Books About Families

Fun, reassuring books about all the different kinds of families I’ve been using a selection of Todd Parr books in the classroom for some years now and I’m always delighted when a new one is released. Todd was originally an artist but he’s now written...
Nurturing Children’s Emotional and Mental Health

Nurturing Children’s Emotional and Mental Health

October is Mental Health Month and today is World Mental Health Day.

As a mum and as a teacher, children’s emotional and mental health is a subject that’s very close to my heart.

For several years, I’ve been investigating the reasons why some children seem to be naturally contented, calm and resilient while others seem to be the opposite …