Woman’s Weekly Birthday Cake Book

Woman's Weekly Birthday Cake Book ....and why everyone should own this book I’ve had a few emails lately about recipes for children’s birthday cakes after my posts about Miffy cakes, Wild Thing cakes and Possum Magic cakes – because...
Ava's Tunes

Top Ten Reasons to Enjoy Audio Children’s Books

Top Ten Reasons to Enjoy Audio Children’s Books PudStar loves audio children's stories, songs and ryhmes. We have quite a collection now on CD and in files on the computer. On her dressing table you...

Children’s Books about Teeth Cleaning

Children’s Books about Teeth Cleaning Cleaning your teeth before bed is as important as reading your books before bed in this house. The 'bathroom art' is the canvas painting picture below which is PudStar's ‘Princess...
Gumnut Babies and Gumleaves

Ten of the Best Children’s Classics

Ten of the Best Children's Classics Classics are books that have stood the test of time and still remain relevant and popular. Many parents love reading the classics with or to their children and remembering...

A Real Life Wednesday Post

A Real Life Wednesday Post I’m aware that on my blog...life looks pretty darned book filled GOOD. For those of you who know me only through my blog...I don’t want any of you clicking away...

Preparing Children for a Dental Visit

Preparing Children for a Dental Visit I really should have written this post BEFORE I took PudStar to the dentist. The dentist and I felt somewhat traumatised after the examination...and unfortunately for the dentist she is also...

Top 5 Books About Learning to Swim

Top 5 Books about Learning to Swim PudStar has done swimming lessons for a LONG TIME.  Learning to swim is a crucial skill - but for some it is easier than others! I've spoken before about...

Raising a Reader

Raising a Reader A LOVE of reading, that most important factor in becoming a lifelong reader, begins at home with powerful children’s books and a house full of words. Award winning author and vocal read-aloud...

3 Fabulous Relaxation and Meditation Stories for Children

3 Fabulous Relaxation and Meditation Stories for Children Which Also Enhance Creativity I’ve spoken before about the reasons I love audio stories: great for imagery; listening skills; and for calming overtired or over stimuluated children.You can...

Top 10 Children’s Books About Toilet Training: Read at Own Risk

Top 10 Children's Books About Toilet Training: Read at Own Risk Well this wasn’t something I thought I’d ever do…a post about children’s books on the topic of toilet training. The lovely Karen, who has...