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Celebrate the changing seasons and the world around them with curiosity-sparking reads



I’ve just got into a cosy new habit with my eldest – choosing a ‘big book’ and reading a chapter per night at bedtime. He’s about to turn five, and his reading is coming along at school, but the thrill of a big, long book with lots of pages makes him feel really grown-up. It gives us both something to look forward to, and we like to talk about what might happen in the next chapter, what we thought about the characters and chat about new words.

I can feel his imagination really working, and as we’ve started out on my favourite childhood book, The Enchanted Wood by Enid Blyton (remember the Magic Faraway Tree?), it’s a lovely nostalgia trip for me, too. But we’ve been discovering some new favourites as well as old, so I thought we’d share with you some beautiful, colourful reads that really celebrate nature and the world around us, and have a feel for brighter, lighter, warmer weather.

See if they set off an imaginative spark in your little ones.


FLora Smallprint INSIDE

Inside of Flora And The Flamingo, available from Smallprint

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The last of our Christmas gift guides! And there's something extra special about Christmas when there's a baby in the family, even if they don't know quite what's going on (and, let's face it, you're so tired, neither do you...). Here's our gorgeous selection of gifts, featuring small and unique Brands We Love so you can support the independents as much as we do.

Festive gift inspo for the little lords in your life. Whatever they're into, we think we've found something to bring a smile to their face this Christmas morning. Focusing on classic, quality gifts that will inspire curiosity and encourage creativity, these should keep them busy beyond Boxing Day.

Festive gift inspo for the little ladies

We love to review toys for Busy Bird - but sometimes the best review is just watching a child open the toy and play with it, that way you get their honest reaction. And this is just what happened when we were asked to be part of an 'unboxing' for recently. Let's just say Wet Head is no fun when it's Mummy's head getting wet...