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Mountain ecology for kids free printables with Myra Makes
Free printable activities & reward charts

Mountain ecology for kids printables with Myra Makes

We are back with another wonderful Myra Makes activity pack, this time we are sharing a Mountain ecology for kids printables with Myra Makes. We previously shared a great set of Myra Makes homeschool activities with lots of creative challenges as well as a set of STEAM activities with you, add this set and you have a […]


by Helen • November 10, 2017
5 tips to encourage early reading
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5 tips to encourage early reading

Beanstalk, the children’s literacy charity, in partnership with LuCiD and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, has devised Story Starters, a new programme that enables pre-school children to become ready to read. Each child will receive a 20 minute, one to one session with a reading helper twice a week as well as a free book for […]


by Sarah Pickstone • November 8, 2017
Improve spatial reasoning with Myra Makes
Free printable activities & reward charts

STEAM activities: Improve spatial reasoning with Myra Makes

We’re exploring STEAM activities: Improve spatial reasoning with Myra Makes today! We’ve been having fun with Myra Makes homeschool activities not so long ago, and now it’s time to add even more amazing printables to your collection. Can you repair the wind-powered well to get the water for the farm? Think hard and draw the missing […]


by Helen • November 3, 2017
Homeschool Activities: Create Your Own Adventure Today With Myra Makes #homeschool #kidsactivities
Free printable activities & reward charts

Homeschool activities: Create your own adventure TODAY with Myra Makes

These wonderful activities, selections from the Journey to Cloud City, introduce your little ones to the Myra Makes learning adventure! Perfect homeschool activities and homeschool lesson planning. All of the activities that you will find in this packet are designed to facilitate open-ended, creative play. Their aim is to allow your child to start creating their […]


by Helen • October 27, 2017
Reading Eggs is a great way for the kids to learn to read - and we've got a free trial for FIVE weeks for you - pop along an find out more!
Parenting Tips

5 ways tech can help reluctant readers: FREE 5 week Reading Eggs trial!

This is a sponsored article (with Reading Eggs – including a FREE 5 week trial for YOU in September), but all advice is heart-felt as I have a reluctant reader (my son), and I know that all of these things have worked for me. We still struggle to get him to read sometimes, but it […]


by Helen • September 7, 2017
Reading is one of life's amazing pleasures. We've got 15+ back to school books for your kids to explore to make them smile as much as this gorgeous lady!
School

15+ books about starting school and why regular reading helps them settle in

We have a guest post today; BookTrust CEO Diana Gerald explains why regular reading and sharing stories help children prepare for school life and ease them in, especially in the early years. We’ve also got 15+ great books about starting school too, to help them even more! By now, the holidays will seem an all […]


by Helen • September 6, 2017
Do you want to win £50 of books from Scholastic - AND resources for your school? Enter now then!
Great giveaways for kids & parents

Win £50 of Scholastic Books AND a Scholastic Resource Bank for YOUR school (3 available)

Kiddy Charts and Scholastic are delighted to be working together again on another great competition giving you the chance to win a selection of books (£50 worth) from Scholastic’s new Autumn Book Club which launches this September. In addition to this, you will be able to choose a school to win a full year’s subscription […]


by Helen • September 5, 2017
Great giveaways for kids & parents

Win £250 Julia Donaldson Swag to celebrate the Discover Children’s Story Centre new event from 21st October

We have a super cool treat for all of the Gruffalo, dragons and other Julia Donaldson fan’s out there as we are giving you a chance to Win £250 Julia Donaldson Goodies to celebrate the Discover Children’s Story Centre’s new exhibition. How fabulous is this? Discover Children’s Story Centre is a place where magic really […]


by Helen • August 10, 2017
Bookbeat audiobooks made my reluctant reader smile - can't you see?
Free Activities For Kids

5 reasons why Audiobooks are perfect for active kids and reluctant readers

Sometimes it’s hard to get my wee boy to read – he just doesn’t sit still for long enough. He is very much one of those classic reluctant readers. He is so active, there is almost always seems to be something better to do. He’d rather kick a football, jump on a trampoline, watch a spider […]


by Helen • June 16, 2017
How to make ABC Sponge Stamps
Free Activities For Kids

How to make ABC Sponge Stamps

Practicing the ABC’s can be repetitive and dull when the same teaching techniques are used over and over. Add some variety to your child’s alphabet letter learning by making these darling ABC Sponge Stamps together! Make one for all 26 letters and stamp out the predictability of teaching the alphabet. Your little one can use these sponge stamps […]


by Helen • June 13, 2017