10 Reasons Bedtime Reading Rocks

10 Reasons Bedtime Reading ROCKS  My life is busy and chaotic, and every family has its challenges with time and individual circumstances. Large families, single fathers or mothers, children with disabilities, a parent who is...

Story Starters – Story Stones

Story Starters - Story Stones I am SO not a storyteller. I read books – I need a script. I admire storytellers immensely, but it’s just not me. Plus I talk too much. If I...

Numeracy in the Kitchen

Numeracy in the Kitchen Please welcome guest blogger Claire Howden. Teacher. Reader. Book Collector. Mathematician. I have talked to Claire many times about how I don't want PudStar to be counting on her fingers at 38 like...

Top 10 Tips for Introducing the Classics to Younger Readers

Introducing the Classics to Younger Readers 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...

Book Gifts for Boys aged 11+

Book Gifts for Boys aged 11+ I was writing a post on books for boys aged 9-12 years and realised half way through that I really needed to split this age group in two. If...
Book Gifts for Toddlers

Book Gifts for Toddlers

Book Gifts for Toddlers Okay let’s be honest… this is a hard (ish) age group. They love books, but they love them so much they eat them.  Toddlers are still learning the mechanics of how...
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...