Blogging for Kids

Do your kids blog? Then I would like to invite them to a carnival!! A blog carnival is just a list of blog post by different blogs gathered together in one place. The idea is that the reader gets to find lots of new blogs to read – and the blogs get more readers!! My […]

Storybook writing

I have found this great site for children to write their own storybook. Tikatok is an online program in which kids can type a story and add illustrations (they can be uploaded). But the great thing about this site is that the book can be then be viewed in an interactive way. You can have […]

Make your own comic

Have you ever wanted to  make your own comic? Thats what we have been looking at this week (its a great way to encourage children to read and write!). I found several ways to make online comics. The first is from  Makebeliefscomix. This one is aimed specifically at children, and you can print or email […]


We have spent a good part of the last couple of days ‘lapbooking’!! The children wanted to know more about ‘Ancient Greece’ and ‘Ancient Egypt’ after  playing Age of Mythology (there is a free trial download here) so we have spent the last few weeks on this topic using various resources. But I wanted to […]


I mentioned in my post on Doing the Days that I would tell you about our experiences of journaling – so here they are!! I got into journaling (although I had always journaled a little) after reading The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron. She advocates the use of morning pages – 3 pages to be written every […]

Book Review – Doing the Days

Doing the Days by Lorraine Dahlstrom has been quite a hit in our household. The book contains “A years worth of Creative Journaling, Drawing, Listening, Reading, Thinking, Arts & Crafts activities for Children ages 8-12” I bought it because we do quite a lot of journaling (more on that in a future post!) and I thought […]

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Anne of the Island
Anne of Green Gables

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Myths and Legends retold by Anthony Horowitz

From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

ASK Magazine

Recommended Resources :

My Review
Teach your child to read in 100 Easy Lessons

The Pre-schoolers Busy Book

Doing the Days

My Review

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