The Children of Blood and Bone is a highly celebrated West African inspired fantasy for young adults that mixes dark magic with adventure and deadly danger.
This Richard Scarry classic is a happy primary-coloured trip filled with illustrations and much-loved characters to keep little ones entertained for hours. The detail-filled illustrations and story lines – filled with characters such as Huckle, Lowly, Bananas Gorilla, Sergeant Murphy, Sam and Dudley are still as entertaining and humorous as ever.
If you love to throw themed birthday parties for your children and want fun ideas on decor and food – this is a good starting point. From Cowboys and Dinosaurs to picnics and Candy Land there are plenty of ideas to choose from.
Now you have an answer to that eternal question: “Mom, what can I do?” “Make something and sell it!” is the answer. I don’t know about your kids, but mine absolutely love the idea of making things that they can sell and it’s always lovely to support their initiatives. Kids’ Market Day is jam-packed with wonderful creative ideas of crafts, yummy treats and decorative objects your children can make, with varying scales of difficulty.
One of my children’s favourite things is to pore over The Guinness Book of Records and read out some of the most bizarre and ridiculous things people do to make a record. They love the sports records and amazing achievements humans have made. And inevitably they pore over the Extreme bodies section and giggle and gasp.
Few activities are as much fun as cooking with mom or dad. This lovely cookbook offers the perfect balance of quick bakes and a few more ambitious projects, such as chicken risotto and a blueberry sponge cake. I love the introduction of the food type, such as rice or tomatoes, and the explanation of what they are and how to cook them. Read more…