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International Book Giving Day

| January 22, 2013

Did you know it’s International Book Giving Day on February 14?

This is a day that’s dedicated to getting new, used and borrowed books into the hands of as many children as possible.

We love books and the pleasure they provide babies and children is immeasurable. Books nurture great imaginations and provide fun ways to learn whilst developing reading and writing skills.

There are some great ideas for getting involved and giving books to children in aid of International Book Giving Day. Here are three simple ways to celebrate from the International Book Giving Day website.

1. Give a Book to a Friend or Relative
Celebrate International Book Giving Day by giving a child a new, used or borrowed book.

2. Leave a Book in a Waiting Room or Lobby
Choose a waiting room where kids are stuck waiting and there are few to no good books available. Purchase a good book, and deposit your book covertly or overtly in your waiting room of choice. The goal here is to spread the love of reading to kids, so choose a fun book, nothing controversial.

3. Donate a Book
Wrap up a box of children’s books that your kids have outgrown and get them in the hands of children who could really use a book or two. Donate your books to your local second hand store, library, children’s hospital, or shelter. Alternatively, donate your books to an organization working internationally to get books in the hands of kids, such as Books for Africa.

International Book Giving Day

I’ve brought some baby books to New Zealand and we’re going to give them to the babies and children in the Pediatric Ward at Hutt Hospital.

How will you be donating books to children on International Book Giving Day?

Big Questions From Little People

| October 10, 2012

Big Questions from Little People

Little People ask some very Big Questions!

Here’s a wonderful new book, in aid of the NSPCC. For each book sold a minimum of 67% of net royalty income is donated to the NSPCC.

It’s a delightful compilation of over 100 Big Questions from children aged 5 to 12 years old with answers to these challenging questions by some very Big People. Brilliant!

Compiled by Gemma Elwin Harris this excellent book provides answers to some of life’s big questions.

The answers come from renowned experts such as Sir David Attenborough, Bear Grylls, Dr Richard Dawkins, Kate Humble and Dame Jacqueline Wilson to name a few.

Every parent should have a copy of this book.

These questions are going to pop up and if you didn’t already know the answer to your child’s inquisitive question, you now can!

Every answer to every question is written simply and concisely, making it a joy to explain to your children.

Some of my favourite Big Questions from the book –

  • Can a bee sting a bee?
  • How are dreams made?
  • Why is the sky blue?
  • Why is the sea salty?
  • How do you fall in love?

Big Questions Infographic

Created by Faber and Faber for the book Big Questions From Little People. INFOGRAPHIC: What Big Questions are on Your Child’s Mind?

Big Questions From Little People can be purchased online from Amazonand you can find out more about this book published by Faber at Big Questions From Little People.

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I Love You Daddy

| June 17, 2012

Happy Father’s Day Daddy!

Thank you for being such a great Daddy and for pushing me high on the swings. Mummy doesn’t let me go that high but I think it’s fun. I like playing with my aeroplane with you and you make good helicopter noises.

Love from Imogen xxx

Imogen reading Tales From Acorn Wood: Hide & Seek Pig Hide to Daddy.