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Publish your own book with Blurb

Publish your own books with Blurb

Although I love digital books, and I love flicking through the pictures of the kids on my computer, nothing beats turning pages and looking through a book. As a budding author it can be hard to get an agent to contact the publishing houses and, yes, you may like to go digital, but what about having a proper copy of your book for your shelf as well; and be able to self publish these for sale. Blurb does just that for you, it allows you to self publish books, magazines and journals to print or digital format that you can

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The Nutcracker – Brought to you by Living Montessori Now

Nutcracker Inspired Activities

Join Day 2 of Story Book Advent, sharing one of my favourite Christmas books and ballet’s The Nutcracker, join Deb from Living Montessori Now as she collates activities, crafts and free printables for you to bring the book alive as you count down to Christmas with us this year.

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Story Book Advent – 24 days of Christmas book based activities

Story Book Advent - 24 days of Christmas Book Based Activities for Kids

One of my favourite ways to countdown the days to Christmas is sharing a Christmas themed book with my kids every night together each day of advent and this year I wanted to bring you the same thing – 24 days of Christmas books but with activities to bring them alive for your children. Don’t worry if you don’t have the specific book these activities are fabulous for Christmas and pin it for next year, get to the library and read and bring them alive all over again. Each day I will be sharing the featured books each day here

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Autumn

Planting a Rainbow

Planting a Rainbow - literacy in the garden with autumn planting with kids

 

One of our favourite Gardening Books is Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert and this time of the year it gets brought out and we explore the bulb planting section to see if there are any that we could add to our garden.

Planting a Rainbow is a fantastic book for toddlers and preschoolers that explores plants as well as colours and touches on seasons – we have a board book version and it’s been read so many times the children are also learning plant names.

Autumn Planting with kids

In the UK Autumn is the time to

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Books for children about death – by Holly Webb

7 Books that talk about death for children of all ages compiled by the children's author Holly Webb

Some topics are hard to address with children especially young children when they have no personal experience of the situation, death and what it means, how the feel about it and what happens are all things that we don’t really want to talk to our children about, and then when they experience death for the first time it’s usually with a family member and we are in a situation ourselves where the questions that children ask and how we feel make it difficult to express.

Finding books that you can read together with your child about death that are

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Story Book Summer – The Way Back Home

Moon based books and activities

Today we conclude our story book summer series – we’ve had 6 weeks of book based activities for kids from some fabulous bloggers around the world. This last week is Space Week and today Witty Hoots shares 2 books on the space theme The Way Back Home by Oliver Jefferies and Fat Cat The Moon so over to Witty Hoots for today’s last Story Book Summer Post.

Thank you to Rainy Day Mum for a brilliant book series and I am delighted to feature our two books about the moon today. A fiction book and a non-fiction book with

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Story Book Summer – Tanner Turbeyfill and the Moon Rocks

Make your own moon rocks - bringing books about space alive for kids

We’re getting close to the end of Story Book Summer and this week focuses on one of our favourite themes – SPACE – today I am welcoming Dusty from To the Moon and Back to share an activity based on the book Tanner Turbeyfill and the Moon Rocks.

Hello Rainy Day Mum fans! I’m Dusty and I blog over at To the Moon and Back about homeschooling, homemaking, and more. I have four young children (ages 8, 6, 4, and nearly 1) and we love to participate in hands on activities related to our reading adventures! Today I want

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Story Book Summer – ‘Whoops! But it wasn’t me’

Junk model Space Rocket

In this last week of Story Book Summer we’re sharing Space themed books and activities bringing them alive. Today I welcome the Fairy and the Frog to Rainy Day Mum to share a fun craft to bring ‘Whoops! But it wasn’t me’ by Lauren Child alive.

‘Whoops! But it wasn’t me’ is the tale of Charlie and Lola and Charlie’s very special handmade space rocket. Unfortunately, although Charlie warns Lola that it is extremely breakable she can’t resist touching it. Lola then has a big dilemma

We love the Charlie and Lola series by Lauren Child. With their quirky

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Story Book Summer – There’s No Place Like Space

Planet density experiment for preschoolers - together with the book There's No Place Like Space

Today we start the final week of Story Book Summer with one of my favourite themes – SPACE. Welcoming to Rainy Day Mum we have Carla from Preschool Powol Packets sharing a Science Experiment based on the book There’s No Place Like Space.

Hi Rainy Day Mum and friends! I’m Carla from Preschool Powol Packets, and I am super excited to be sharing one of our favorite space-themed books and a preschool science experiment to go with it!

We absolutely love There’s No Place Like Space by Tish Rabe. The language is lively and fun, the pictures are fabulous,

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