Reading to boys

The author Dan Patterson teamed up with the Duchess of Cornwall last week to launch a new campaign to encourage more fathers to read with their children.  The theory is that because fathers don’t read to their kids, reading becomes something the children see as a feminine activity and...

Magnetic letters

After a busy day, how to keep little man amused while I finished off the dinner (the hot bits he couldn’t help with)?  Fridge letters!  Ollie had great fun plastering these on to the fridge, reading the letters and counting them -“look mummy, four ‘O’s says oooo”.  It also...