Kids love search-and-find books, and early childhood educators love them too. While all books are great for teaching kids to read, the interactive nature of a seek-and-find book adds an extra element of play to the learning process. In addition to helping kids practice reading, these books are an interactive experience that help kids learn the skills they need to solve problems, create their own stories, and much more.
The real challenge in search-and-find books is picking out the character you’re looking for in a visually busy image. The only way to do it successfully is to be able to visually identify the character by their appearance. That means kids need to be able to understand and articulate the color of a character’s hair, the pattern on their shirt, the expression on their face, and more.
As kids learn more about shapes and colors, the
Many parents dread teaching their children how to spell. English is a difficult language that’s not always phonetic, and kids have so many things they’d rather be doing than puzzling over letters! Fortunately, most young children are very interested in their own names. Teaching your child to spell their name is an important part of getting kids interested in reading and writing for themselves.
If you have an early reader in your family, you’ve probably already heard teachers talking about reading levels.
Mother’s Day is a holiday about honoring mums, but it’s also a celebration of a mother’s place in her family. As you plan a special surprise for mum this year, consider these activities that everyone in the family can enjoy together.
Giving gifts to your mum isn’t a modern invention. Throughout recorded history, children have given their parents gifts of handmade crafts, favourite foods, clothing, jewellery, and more. Ancient societies even had festivals honouring mums and celebrating the concept of motherhood. Early Christians in Europe began the practice of celebrating “Mothering Sunday.” On a Sunday in the middle of Lent, people would visit their “mother” church in their home town. The day became a popular time for family reunions, since children who’d moved away for work would return to the town or village where their family lived. The day became a time to enjoy special foods and bring family members gifts from far away.
1. Personalised BBQ Set
For any grill loving Dad, why not get the kids to decorate a set of BBQ utensils which you can pick up in most stores. Add a message like ‘No. 1 Dad’ or “Grill master Steve’ to make it really personalised.
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2. Giant Personalised Cookie
An easy peasy recipe using stock cupboard ingredients. It’s quicker than individual cookies and makes a bigger impact. The kids can get involved and decorate it with Smarties/M&Ms or chocolate chips which is way less messy than icing!
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Hands up if, like us, you find dads difficult to buy for. Whether it’s a gift for your dad, your husband or partner from the kids, or any father figure for that matter, it is always a struggle to think of awesome Father’s Day gift ideas, right? Some dads might insist that Father’s Day isn’t a big deal, but in reality he wants to be spoilt and celebrate with his family (You know it’s true guys!)
Personalised gifts are a great way of spoiling the special guys in your life, and with the option for some of his all-time favourite people to star alongside him too, he will be sure to cherish this year’s Father’s Day gift forever. Read on to find out what our favourite gifts for dad this Father's Day are, along with what are lovely customers think...
Personalised Peppa Pig Book: My Daddy - "Absolutely love the personalised Peppa Pig book for Father’s Day! I know my kids are going to be so excited to read it with Daddy!" - RachelK (5*)