Learning months and seasons the easy waywith Cheerz photo magnets

The Acorns really can’t seem to grasp the idea of the sequence of the months of the year, so I’ve been mulling over an idea for presenting the order of the year in a way that makes it personal to them.  When Cheerz asked me if I wanted to review their photo magnet...

An excellent adventure at The Canterbury Tales

Last year we borrowed a copy of ‘Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, retold and illustrated by Marcia Williams’ from our local library.  The boys were hooked by the mixture of great stories and earthy humour, so we were very excited to have the chance to visit The Canterbury Tales visitor attraction this...

Getting creative

  As futurist Michio Kaku pointed out recently, many of the jobs we do now will in the future be done by robots.  So, what skills can we guide our kids towards in order to futureproof them?  STEM careers are generally going to be a good bet, especially in the R&D areas of...

The covers of my book are too far apart (and other grumbles) – book review

  Yesterday we received a beautiful book to review on the Love Reading 4 Kids website, and I have reproduced the review here as I know many of my own readers have children in the age range this book will appeal to.  It is particularly useful for folks whose...