Reasons my kid is crying

I got this amazing book Reasons my kid is crying as a Christmas present, one of the best books I’ve ever read. So you think that your child is making unreasonable demands that you can’t even begin to comprehend? You are not alone my dear, welcome to the bonkers world of being a parent. This book, compiled by Greg Pembroke, shows us the ridiculous reasons why your son or daughter cry as if the world is ending. There is a blog as well where parents send funny pictures, or you can get the book on Amazon. Worth every cent.

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Button Owl Boutique

Button Own Boutique creates unique and beautiful room decor and accessories for childhood and beyond.
Presents, toys and decorations for the children’s room. They are all made with felt and the designs are super cool. You can personalised them. My kids had presents from this shop on Christmas and they love it. They sell on Etsy.

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Peter Rabbit Specialist

Not long ago, we spent a weekend away at Stratford-Upon-Avon. And of course because we were therem, I went to see the house Willy, I mean Shakespeare sorry, was born. But something else got my attention.
In front, there was a shop who was specialised in Peter Rabbit things. Everything you can imagine there for Peter Rabbit fans. I bought a set of chocolates for my son with his name and originals illustrations of Beatrix Potter. He loved it.
So if you are around and you are a fan of Beatrix Potter, the address is: 39 Henley Street, Stratford-Upon-Avon, CV37 6QW, UK.
Basically just go to Shakespeare house and this gift shop is in front. They don’t have a website unfortunately.

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JeeYoung Lee and her imagination

Fist of all, apologies for being so quiet lately, November and December were crazy busy, but 2014 is the year, I will definitely write more about children’s books, illustrators and storytellers.
I wanted to share the work of this girl with you today….

JeeYoung Lee has a lot of imagination.
She transforms her tiny room into a magical space with only a few colours, paper and bits that she founds.
For weeks, sometimes months, she creates the fabric of a universe born from her mind within the confines of her 3 x 6 m studio. All this, just for a single photograph, but aren’t they wonderful?. She does so with infinite patience, in order to exclude any ulterior photographic alteration.

Graduate of Hongik University in Seoul and recipient of the Sovereign Art Prize in 2012, Lee opens her first European exhibition at Opiom Gallery in Opio, France titled Stage of Mind starting February 7, 2014.

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Leap Reader – LeapFrog

I can’t recommend enough the Leap Reader from LeapFrog. I love books and I think the feel of paper is amazing but this object it is fantastic (I still can’t figure it out how it works). I combines perfectly the idea of books and technology. My son, who is 4, spends hours listening and reading.
Basically the pen reads the words and letter for you and they can practising writing as well the letter in the books. There are books in English and Spanish which is great, you download the software in the pen, depending the book you bought, and that’s it. Ready to enjoy.
If you kids love reading, this is a great gift. You can find it on Amazon, or Ebay or Early Centre UK.

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Big Mean Mike

I picked this book from the library last week. Mainly because I was intrigued by the cover.
It is hilarious.
Big Mean Mike is the biggest, toughest dog in the whole neighbourhood. He has a big mean car that he likes to drive around the big, mean streets. Everyone knows that Mike is big and mean and that’s just the way he likes it. Then one day a tiny fuzzy bunny shows up in his car. Before anyone can see, Mike puts the bunny down on the pavement and drives away. When the tiny fuzzy bunny shows up again and this time brings a friend, Mike tells them both to get lost. Big, mean dogs do not hang out with tiny, fuzzy bunnies! But gosh, those bunnies are SO sweet…
My son loved it! And I love the lesson that it teaches to the kids. Very recommended.

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Charlie and Lola Extremely New Play

So the holidays began and with them, the problem of “what do i do with the children every day?”
Last week I went with my 4 year-old to see this new play at the Polka Theatre called “Charlie and Lola Extremely New Play”. The set is extremely colourful and mobile. The puppets are the characters from the TV show Charlie and Lola, very well recreated. The show is about the seasons and it is very interactive for little children. You have as well some shows where you can take toddlers or babies for free, in the website you will see a blue baby icon, those are the ones you are allow to go with them.
Grab the tickets quickly, they fly!

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My big shouting day

I bought this book for my son’s birthday. It’s just great! The girl had such a bad day and had tantrums about absolutely everything, which made me laugh. I guess children can learn that they can have a bad day sometimes as well. I really recommend this book. Actually, it won an award “WINNER OF THE ROALD DAHL FUNNY PRIZE 2012″.
You can find it on Amazon here

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Stuck

Again Oliver Jeffers and his amazing imagination. I bought this book for Rafi and I read it last night before giving it to him for his birthday, I laughed out loud so much. This book is brilliant, such a simple but effective story. Floyd has to rescue his kite that is stuck on a tree, and then the fun begins with his adventure to rescue it.
You can check out all his books in his website

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