Splotch and Splat

This book is fantastic for inspiring kid’s art. Two cute kids put on their painting smocks and take turns transforming paint splotches into pictures. There’s loads of examples kids can have a go at and fantastic, simple tips to inspire more creative art, like really taking notice of your surroundings and the shapes of things.…

101 Games to Play Before You Grow Up

I am so excited about this book! There’s loads of games in here I’d totally forgotten I’d played, which will be perfect to teach my kiddos. Then there are other games I’ve never heard of which we can all try out together – even if technically I may have already grown up! 😀 There’s 101…

The School of Music

I didn’t think we were a particularly musical family until I started writing this review and realised there’s actually quite a lot of music in our lives. While there’s no concert pianists among us, the twins adore singing in their school choir, dance twice a week and there was a recorder on their book list…

Not more candy canes!

It’s only just December, but it’s already started. The twins rushed out of their classroom LAST WEEK excitedly brandishing their first Christmas cards from friends – with candy canes popped into the envelopes as well. Don’t get me wrong, I love mint-flavoured treats and I really appreciate that kids and their parents are getting into…

Peter Pan

Like most six-year-olds, my little girls love fairies – Tinkerbell especially –  so I wanted to see what they thought of the original Peter Pan story. Of course, it was written so long ago, over a century in fact, in 1911, that all I could find at my local library was an adaptation. The version…