Archive for the books Tag

Heroes of the City – review & giveaway

In stereotypical boy form, Andrew is very into vehicles of any sort (though he does like the colour pink). From passenger ones like cars and buses, to construction ones like diggers and cranes, to emergency ones like police cars and fire engines, to countryside ones like tractors and harvesters, and of course to airborne ones like planes and rockets, he
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The beginnings of reading

It’s Children’s Book Week this week, which I’ve become aware of mainly through twitter and other parenting blogs. I’ve been thinking about writing a post about Andrew’s reading anyway, so I thought this would be good timing to join in with the fun. Andrew has always been interested in books, right from flicking though board books with us as a
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Baby books

As a child, I remember looking through the baby book that my parents had put together – a collection of photos and words from my early years, a kind of journal to remember things that we’d otherwise forget. I really enjoyed flicking through it, I was so interested in looking at what I was like as a baby. When I
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Books – #SnapHappyBritMums

This is my first blog post for a few days as I’ve been struck down with a horrible bug that’s still not completely gone but is a lot less violent than it was. The other day I was just admiring how colourful our boys’ collection of books is. They are not always this tidy, but one of Daddy and Andrew’s
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Trilingual adventures with three mice (not blind) – one mouse, une souris, eine Maus

Last week was an exciting time for me (and Andrew, though perhaps he didn’t feel it as much as me!) because my (no longer) baby suddenly started to show me that he recognised some words. That’s not to say he didn’t recognise them before; it’s hard to know exactly how much babies perceive from speech before they can physically respond
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