Category Archives: Storytime

Book reviews and recommendations

Tuesday is for books: The Secret Seahorse

The Secret Seahorse is one of my all time favourites. We had so much fun a few years back with it. It’s a hide and seek book. The reader follows the seahorses journey through the seascape and somehow, it’s always … Continue reading

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Storytime: The Storm Seal

It has to be said, I’m very partial to seal stories. And this one, well, what can I say, it’s just beautiful. The illustrations of The Storm Seal are one in a million, they really bring to life the seascape … Continue reading

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Storytime: Some classics

The other day I noticed that some of the most classic baby and toddler stories are actually set outdoors. Funny how the most obviously nature themed stories slip your attention but to make up for it, here are two books … Continue reading

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Storytime: Katie Morag

The Big Katie Morag Storybook has been a great find from the local library. The stories and illustrations take you on a journey to the fictional Scottish island of Struay, where Katie Morag grows up with beach, sea, shells and … Continue reading

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Book review: Gardening with Children

Today I’d like to share a lovely book that I found in our local library which gives parents lots of ideas of how to introduce young children to gardening. Gardening with Kids is jam packed to the brim with ideas … Continue reading

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Storytime: Elephant Dance – A Journey to India

Today’s storytime book takes us on the long journey to India. In Elephant Dance, Ravi listens to the captivating stories his grandfather tells about India, where the sun is like a ferocious tiger and monsoon rains cascade like waterfalls. The … Continue reading

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Storytime: How Big is a Pig?

Today our storytime takes us to the old favourites, the farm animals. There is reason to this – we spent Sunday at the Country Fair of the National Museum for Rural Life (which incidentally was a bit of a disappointment, … Continue reading

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Storytime: The Sun in Me

The Sun in Me is a collection of beautiful short poems about the planet for children. The poems evoke scenes of nature, and their simple yet poetic nature will introduce children to poetry as well as encourage them to reflect … Continue reading

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Storytime: Skip through the Seasons

As the seasons are turning soon, I find my older daughter enquiring about seasons and months over and over again. A great book to give a sense of what months are and how they relate to seasons, and, above all, … Continue reading

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Storytime: The Story Tree

On our most recent trip to the library, I had a good look for children’s story books that have some sort of nature theme beyond your average farm animals. I was surprised to find that I couldn’t find a single … Continue reading

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