Introducing Personalised Books from In The Book | AD

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LP and Little Man have always loved reading but, books don’t get better than ones where you are the main character. The children always adore books where they feature in them, where their name appears on the pages and they can really imagine themselves right there in the story.

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Help Children To Understand How They’re Feeling | AD

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A couple of years ago I shared two books with you that Katie Flanagan had launched to help children understand their emotions. The Feelings Journal and What Am I Feeling? Defining Emotions books are such fantastic resources for any family home or anywhere care is given to children. Now, Katie has launched a new book – What Else Am I Feeling? that I am so excited to share with you.

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Discovery Box from Bayard Magazines | AD

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Last week I introduced you to Story Box from Bayard Magazines and this week I’m back with another of their titles – Discovery Box.

Discovery Box is a magazine created to teach children as much as possible in a really fun and engaging way. It’s primarily aimed at 9-14 year olds but can be enjoyed by any age child with good reading skills and an interest in history and the wider world. As soon as the LP and Little Man picked up the latest issue, Sea Adventures, they were gripped!

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Helping Kids to Talk About Their Feelings with Harriet and the Blue Monkey | AD

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How have your children found life’s changes recently? Being at home, not going to school, parents juggling work with some sort of teaching and not being able to see their friends or family. It’s an unsettling time for anyone, especially children. There’s so much change and so much uncertainty that it’s not surprising if children are feeling sad and down at the moment.

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Teaching Children about Emergency Services with Paramedic Chris | AD

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It goes without saying that the emergency services all do fantastic jobs under great pressures and I am always looking for ways to teach the children about the people in life, outside of their immediate family, who are there to help them when they need it.

Now, thanks to the Paramedic Chris range of books there’s a lovely way to teach children about the fantastic work that the ambulance service do and the various ways that paramedics help people.

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The Books I Read {2019}

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Each year I aim to read more than the year before. I used to love reading before the children came along and so now I’m trying to make time each week – and most days – to read again. Here are the books I’ve read through 2019:

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Introducing ‘Communication Skills and Attachment Play: The First Five Years’ by Dr Margot Sunderland | AD

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How much quality time do you have with your children? A 2018 study found that half of parents spend less than one hour of quality time per day with their children which isn’t surprising with work, housework and everything else we need to fit into the day. But, with children spending an average of 190 days a year in school it has never been more important for us to forge healthy, meaningful attachments with our children.

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