Review: Starman and Me by Sharon Cohen

We’ve been reading Starman and Me (by Sharon Cohen), an exciting, children’s sci-fi book that had us gripped from the very first page. What did we like about it?  Intriguing-  This book is a definite ‘page turner’. Right from the moment Kofi spots something at the roundabout, our […]

Review: Hopeless Heroes! 

We’ve been reading two books from the Hopeless Heroes series by Stella Tarakson: Hera’s Terrible Trap and Here Comes Hercules  Both books are funny, engaging and a fantastic way of learning about Greek Mythology (without even realising your learning!)  What did we like about them? Funny–  These books are packed […]

Encouraging Drawing and Colouring. 

How can you encourage drawing and colouring when a child is not interested? Try mixing it in with a game they enjoy.  Do they enjoy playing ‘zoos’ with play animals? Get them to draw cages for each animal. Colouring in the grass and water for the enclosures.  Do […]

How can you develop pencil control? 

Is your child too heavy handed with a pencil crayon?  Or do they really not enjoy colouring despite your encouragement?  Pencil control and fine motor skills are developed through practice, building up the little muscles in the hand and fingers. But it can be difficult to cultivate a skill […]