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January 21, 2019

I remember as a child gazing up at the moon, never believing adults who said it was made of cheese. I couldn't bear the thought of it being eaten. I did, however, wonder if there was a man in the moon as I had also been told. This thought excited a stream of questions:...

January 16, 2019

For three days only you can download this magical new wizard adventure for FREE. Get it HERE if you live in the USA. Get it HERE if you live in the UK. If you loved Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings or The Chronicles of Narnia, you and your kids will LOVE this! 

Barry Bro...

December 29, 2018

Are you suffering withdrawal symptoms from Harry Potter? Did you like The Lord of the Rings? Do you love Magic Realism? Perhaps you need a new fantasy to help you escape? Introducing Barry Brown... 

"...Barry’s parents were not pleased to hear their only son wanted...

November 10, 2018

Even Manchester City finds its name in the Alphabet Train!

No need for any child to underachieve. Every child deserves the opportunity to realise their full potential, whatever that potential may be. Underachievement is not necessarily the result of low aspiration but a...

March 1, 2018

What better way to celebrate World Book Day than to remind ourselves about the importance of reading to our little ones, for as long as possible, even when they are perfectly capable of reading to themselves.  

Your children love the sound of your voice. When...

January 18, 2018

Today is Winnie The Pooh Day. It was National Nothing Day on 16th. I was delighted at the possibility of combining both these two days, as Winnie The Pooh had a lot to say on the art or doing nothing...


“Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going alo...

January 15, 2018

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." Martin Luther King.

I remember crying my eyes out the day Martin Luther King was shot. I couldn't believe that someone had killed such an inspirational man....

January 13, 2018

I simply couldn't resist the fact that today is: Make Your Dreams Come True Day! What a great day to celebrate. Of course, having dreams is also about imagination. Imagining can be a form of dreaming ~ when we dream into the future, imagining what something might be li...

January 8, 2018

Today is Show And Tell at Work Day, so I thought I would celebrate Show and Tell in literature. Actually, in literature, the mantra is, 'show, don't tell'. So, what does that mean? 

‘Don’t tell me the moon is shining. Show me the glint of light on broken glass,’ Anton C...

January 6, 2018

All this week, I have been celebrating the first full moon of January by mentioning how it inspires imagination.  As today is designated Cuddle-Up day, I am connecting the moon with celebrating duvet days.

My best cuddle ups are with my grandchildren, snuggling und...

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