Each time one of my boys has turned two, we’ve celebrated with a trip to the Birmingham Sea Life Centre. Last month was my smallest’s turn to break the two year barrier [sob], so we crossed the M1 to the mighty Brum for our bi-annual Sea Life adventure. In the week running up, we made…Details
As huge Julia Donaldson fans, we couldn’t miss Tiddler & Other Terrific Tales when it came to the Curve theatre in Leicester this month.
Reading to your baby before they are born is a great way to relax and bond with your little one, and to start a lifelong love of books.
There are so many decisions to make when preparing for the arrival of your firstborn. Read this Baby’s First Books guide to make at least one buying choice that little bit easier.
One of the most frequent pieces of advice I give to my customers is to choose books THEY enjoy if they want to get their children into reading.
It’s National Storytelling Week, so we’re taking a look at the lessons we can learn from the ancient art of storytelling to be better at sharing stories with our children.
February 14 is best known as Valentine’s Day, but did you know it’s also International Book Giving Day? And what better way to spread the love of reading than by surprising a child with a book…
It’s daunting for dads when a new baby arrives – so many men admit to feeling helpless and at a loss of what to do. I say grab a book and start reading to your little one, and you’ll soon find yourself with an important role to play.
In case you’ve failed to notice, it’s nearly Mother’s Day, so what better way to celebrate that by snuggling down with your little people with a mummy-themed book.
Dancer and mum Liz Clarke explains why moving with your child through play is so important for their development – and lots of fun too!
We are huge fans of Julia Donaldson at Books & Pieces HQ so we’re delighted to be able to add even more of her brilliant books to our online store. We are now stocking Stick Man (paperback and board book), Superworm, Zog, Tiddler, The Highway Rat and The Scarecrows’ Wedding and all are available at…Details
Teaming up with Babease for a month of competitions to celebrate National Share-A-Story Month has got me thinking about the food-themed books we enjoy.
Many new parents are put off reading to their baby because they feel silly. That’s totally understandable, but if you can get past your initial unease, you’ll both soon reap the many rewards.
Everyone likes a freebie, right? And as you’re reading this post I’m assuming you like children’s books too? In that case you’ll love my list of how to get your hands on books for free…
What compelled a working mum to start selling low price children’s books?
If you and your family love children’s books then these book-themed places to visit should be right up your street.
It’s my mission to make sure every book I sell has a guaranteed enjoyment factor, but why take just my word for it? I’ve recruited a team of fellow children’s book lovers to my Parent Panel to provide honest book reviews and share their bookish lives and reading tips.
If you fancy celebrating Halloween with something other than sweets and chocolate, you should take a look at this spooky range of Halloween books for children available in my online store…
Rhyming books are by far my favourite type of children’s book, but did you know rhyme is really important for helping young children develop language and literacy skills?
Have you ever thought about making a dinner based on some of your favourite picture books? In this guest post, Kayley from Friendly First Foods shares her recipe for space-ghetti – an out-of-this-world school dinner from one of her son’s favourite stories…
With so many books for sale, it can be really hard to know which ones are best for your baby. In my new series of blog posts, I’ll be sharing the types of books you should be looking for at each developmental stage and recommending age appropriate books you can enjoy together.
Now your baby is one, you probably want to add some new books to their collection. But what should you be looking for? I’ve outlined the best types of books for one-year-olds to make it easier for you to find books you can enjoy together.
Did you know that sharing books with your little people can actually help get them get ready to write? Here are 7 ways you can use picture books to prepare your child…Details