Bringing fun to life with Mardles…

Have you heard of Mardles? We recently thoroughly enjoyed exploring them and getting creative with their app, making characters come to life and hiding rocks decorated with the special stickers that come alive when you use the app, for other people to find. Mardles are Kids’ Favourites with a 21st Century twist! Now Stickers, Colouring, Stories […]

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Summer reading – How to update your parents…

We are always looking for fun kids books to read, both children are voracious readers and we encourage this habit.  Emily has recently been reading How to Update Your Parents, by Pete Johnson.  What can you do when you’re trapped in a technology time warp? When Louis’s parents decide he spends too much time ‘glued […]

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Listening to stories… 

Both my children LOVE being read to, and also reading themselves. We’ve always encouraged reading and enjoyed it. Recently, with us all being sick with, not as much reading happened. But, because technology is brilliant we had a brilliant substitute. We listen to books! Listening to stories is a great alternative to reading. Audio books. […]

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Old fashioned books?

  Now that my eight and a half year old is really reading independently (disappearing into her room to read, sometimes for hours, I used to do the same) I am looking at books for her to enjoy that she can read alone.  I must admit that I struggle a bit with finding stuff she […]

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Summer Reading Challenge?

    We love reading, I am an avid reader, sadly, I often feel I don’t get enough time to read as many books as I would like anymore, but I do try to when I have time. We also encourage our children to read, by reading with them, to them, and now encouraging independent […]

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What we are reading this week…

Reading is a very important skill, and as a family we try to encourage reading together, when the children are small, and then independant reading, as they grow older although both my children still love being read to and I love reading with them. I also love to read, myself and finding the time to […]

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