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Bedtime reading to children is a real drag.

It can be fun, occasionally. But mostly it’s a pain. A war of attrition: children refusing to fall asleep despite my speaking in the softest and most baritone voice I can muster. 604 more words

How to make a Story Sack - The Gruffalo

I originally discovered Story Sacks when I applied for a Family Learning course at my local Sure Start centre. I thought this would be a great opportunity to talk with other Mams about reading with their children and also learn… 575 more words

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” A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood. A fox saw the mouse and the mouse looked good.” 

I have read this line from the award winning picture book “The Gruffalo” to my son many times. 309 more words

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The importance of trips to the theatre with kids 🎭

For the past three years we have taken our sons to the theatre every Christmas. It’s turned out to be a little family tradition if you like. 208 more words

On Trend With Kids

This week Oscar read lots of Julia Donaldson books: The rhyming Rabbit, Stickman, The Gruffalo, Tiddler, Gruffalo’s Child, Tyrannosaurus Drip, Zog, Room on the Broom and The Highway Rat. 6 more words

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Item of the day: Gruffalo backpack from Amazon

Sainsburys/Tu Clothing have loads of cute Gruffalo clothes but I’ve had to refrain from buying them – even with 25% off! Jenson is about to start moving into his 9-12 months clothes and he doesn’t need any more clothes for under a year old, so as we don’t know how he’ll feel about The Gruffalo by that point, it seems silly to buy something so specific. 18 more words


The Deep Dark Wood: Overthinking 'The Gruffalo'

Despite being Italian, my family has always, thanks to one Tanta Johanna, celebrated the day of Saint Nicolas on the 6th of December as done in Germany.  821 more words