5 Essential Tips for Reluctant Readers (or ‘how do I get my child to love reading and books?!’)
Aug31

5 Essential Tips for Reluctant Readers (or ‘how do I get my child to love reading and books?!’)

While some children devour every novel they can get their hands on, you’ve somehow found yourself with a child who pushes books away as though reading were a chore – or worse, a bore. Unless it’s on the screen in their Minecraft game or in an action-packed comic book, they don’t want to know. Sound familiar? Don’t fret – help is at hand; we’ve talked with HarperCollins, and they’ve given us some...

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Win a Collins Early Learning pack and Stabilo Activity Set | #SummerStuff
Jul28

Win a Collins Early Learning pack and Stabilo Activity Set | #SummerStuff

Day 13 of #SummerStuff fortnight, and it’s a perfect one for the youngest in the family – Collins are offering one lucky reader a set of Early Learning activity books and a huge Stabilo set. Come on – what kid doesn’t want to win that HUGE bundle of pens to use in those books?! Summer’s here, and long fun days stretch ahead of us. But amongst the picnics, movie nights and beach days there’s bound to be...

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Win an i-SPY Nature Explorer Bundle | #SummerStuff
Jul26

Win an i-SPY Nature Explorer Bundle | #SummerStuff

Day 11 of #SummerStuff fortnight, and we’ve gone all outdoorsy with i-Spy; win a fab i-SPY bundle of 12 nature themed books with a pair of binoculars, a magnifying glass, a fishing net and a bug viewer. The i-SPY books – remember them? Back in the 70’s we simply wouldn’t consider a long car journey without one! Mind you – I never did finish the British Birds one. I blame my parents – no eagles were ever spotted, nor a kingfisher...

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Win a Walliams Summer Bundle – Book, Tablet & Headphones! #SummerStuff
Jul23

Win a Walliams Summer Bundle – Book, Tablet & Headphones! #SummerStuff

Day 8 of #SummerStuff fortnight, and listen up, Walliams fans! Here’s your chance to win a splendiferous #SummerStuff prize bundle from HarperCollins Children’s Books… One lucky family will win The World of David Walliams Book of Stuff, plus a shiny new Fire tablet and children’s headphones! Summer is here, the kids are tearing around the house covered in melted popsicle and what you hope is mud, and you’re here looking for ideas to...

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WIN 1 of 3 fab £200 GCSE Revision bundles (with headphones & Music too!) #RevisionThatSticks
Apr06

WIN 1 of 3 fab £200 GCSE Revision bundles (with headphones & Music too!) #RevisionThatSticks

Ugh, it’s that time of year when if you have a 15 or 16yr old in the house, then stress levels are seriously starting to soar (just in case you’re suffering, you might want to take a quick look at Things You Must Never Say to Your Teen During Revision.  It’ll help, that’s all I’m saying. But in all seriousness, there are ways in which you can help your teen really get the most form these last couple of...

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Easy World Book Day Costumes – You’ve Got This!
Feb21

Easy World Book Day Costumes – You’ve Got This!

Come on, we all know it’s true. A part of our brain always dreads World Book Day, and honestly just thinks that there are no Easy World Book Day Costumes. Of course it’s a wonderful scheme, and anything at all which gets kids engaged and involved with books wins my vote. But. Ye gods, it’s not like we parents don’t have enough to do, is it? We may Home Educate now, but trust me, I’ve been there. Oh yes....

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