Can you help Cressida?
Cressida Cowell was recently announced as the new Children’s Laureate. Her books include How to Train Your Dragon and The Wizards of Once. She has a ten-point plan for her two-year tenure: Read for the joy of it Access NEW books in schools, libraries and bookshops Have [...]Read more
If you were read to as a child, the chances are that you’ll remember it. The feeling of being tucked up in bed listening to your favourite book being read to you, with funny voices and maybe even actions. Story time is so important and really helps with your child’s [...]Read more
Technology: learning aid or hinderance?
Notebooks, tablets and smart phones are all part of our everyday life. If your children are pre-school, they probably haven’t ever lived in an environment that is technology free. So, are these amazing pieces of kit a good thing? On the plus side, kids need to be able to use [...]Read more
Developing a love of language
Kids invent new words – and new uses for existing words – confusing their parents and older family members. Anyone who has seen Gran’s reaction to their favourite grandchild describing something as ‘sick’ – and their confusion – will know what we’re talking about here. It’s not [...]Read more