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First News – Current Affairs For Children

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2017 has just begun and already it is shaping up to be quite the year for news. Every day seems to carry with it another shock story as political unrest sweeps across the globe. Children are curious about the news and can be heard singing ‘do you wanna build a wall’ with friends but do they really know what is …

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Autumn Offer! Exploring Nature With Children – A Complete Year Long Curriculum

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We have an Autumn offer for you on this brilliant nature resource. Use the code at the end of the post when ordering via the link provided. Hurry up though – it’s only valud until 29th November !   ‘Exploring Nature With Children’ by Lynn Seddon is a detailed and thoughtfully constructed curriculum. Lynn is a home educating parent who …

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Klutz LEGO Chain Reactions Kit

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‘Klutz LEGO Chain Reactions Craft Kit’ ¬†from klutz. The book and crafting combination from Klutz is an absolute gem. The book contains instructions to make 10 LEGO machines each one teaching children a different engineering skill. The book explains the physics behind each machine such as how a pivot works and why. Children must follow the instructions in order to …

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Manchester Art Gallery – An Ideal Place To Visit With Children

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We visit regularly often before or after other activities that we might be attending that day. Manchester Art Gallery is wonderful because you can spend as much or little time there as you wish. A day can easily slip away as you visit each exhibition space to ponder the beautiful artwork and take time to reflect over a coffee in …

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‘A Tower of Giraffes’ – A Charming Read

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‘A Tower of Giraffes – Animal Bunches’ written and illustrated by Anna Wright. This beautifully presented book will be enjoyed by adults and children. The name given to a group of animals is revealed on each page and is accompanied by interesting information about the creatures. The reader will learn the names of some peculiar groups of animals such as …

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‘Blame My Brain’ Essential Reading For Teenagers & Parents

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This book is essential reading for teenagers and parents. Nicola Morgan clearly states that she is not a scientist but she is incredibly good at conveying complex scientific information in an easy to digest way. ‘Blame My Brain’ explains the latest theories on why teenagers think and act in different ways to adults. It goes into detail about the way …

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A Home Educating September

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October has arrived bringing with it a chill and a whoosh amber¬†autumn leaves. We have a lot of activities pencilled in for this month including an archeological workshop, an archeological dig and a spot of bookmaking in one of England’s oldest libraries. It should be enormously fun and educational as long as we avoid the seasonal illnesses which creep up …

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‘Pandora’ A Modern Day Fable

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‘ The imaginative book ‘Pandora‘ is absolutely stunning. Victoria Turnbull manages to weave a highly emotive, rich, lyrical tale while using very few words – she has a natural gift for storytelling. The illustrations are dream-like transcending any familiar landscape and transporting the reader to a world of wistful wonder. The pages will draw children in as they study every …

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‘Could a Tiger Walk a Tightrope?’ A Roaringly Good Read.

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In this brightly illustrated book children take a fun look at the life of a Bengal tiger. The facts are presented in an amusing and engaging question and answer format. The lighthearted approach to the book helps children retain the information. At the back of the book children can explore a map to see where they live in relation to …

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‘The Children’s Animal Atlas’ – A Children’s Book.

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The Children’s Animal Atlas’ written by Barbara Taylor and illustrated by Katrin Wiehle. In this colourful book children are taken on an exciting interactive tour of the animal kingdom. They are introduced to the indigenous creatures from countries across the globe as they simultaneously learn about essential geographical information. Included with the book are over 150 stickers, a spotters guide …