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Fiona Eaton

Fiona lives in Yorkshire with her husband and little girl who is 6 months

Children’s Book Recommendations for May 2022

What a fabulous month May is turning out to be in the bookish world.  There are so many wonderful new releases.  Here are my top picks: Board Books Tickle! – Amelia Hepworth (author), Jorge Martin (illustrator), Little Tiger Press (publisher) There is a tickling contest in town! Roll up, roll up!  Who can make Moose …

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Let’s Get Outside – March Mindfulness and Nature

There is a lot going on in the bookish world during the month of March so I thought I would strip it right back this month and look at books which really help young readers engage with nature and, where possible, try to get outside and even encourage mindful activities, breathing and yoga.  There are …

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Finding a sleep routine when travelling with kids – Bedtime Little Mouse

Traveling with kids is one of the most rewarding experiences. Whether you’re visiting foreign places or discovering the village next door with them, you’ll see and feel things in a way that adults alone can’t do. When my daughter was born we lived in Australia, traveling extensively to Bali, New Zealand, Japan and every two …

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All you need is love – Children’s Book Recommendations February 2022

It’s February, the month of luurve.  It’s also the month which shines a light on the importance of children’s mental health.  In the main (other than some of the non-fiction), I have therefore chosen books which focus on love in its various guises and strengths and also picked some books which might help children who …

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Top 20 New Releases and Great Reads for January

There have been some fabulous books released towards the back end of last year and during this month.  Here are my twenty great reads and new releases for the New Year: Board Books Dear Zoo – Celebrating 40 years gold edition – Rod Campbell (author and illustrator), Macmillan Children’s Books (publisher) A glorious gold boardbook …

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30 Great Christmas book gifts and stocking fillers for Kids

If you are anything like me, you might still be scrabbling around for ideas for Christmas presents for the little loved ones in your life.  I am here to help with a list of 30 fantastic books which would make excellent gifts this Christmas.  Even if you are supremely organised, do have a read of …

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Letters from Father Christmas | Magic Little Letters

Are you looking for a letter from Father Christmas for the little one in your life but are worried you might have left it too late?  Think of me as your magical little elf – you need look no further.  Immerse yourself in the wonderful magiclittleletters.com and get lost in the gorgeous little drawings and …

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Cosy Night In Reads for Children | Recommended by Mini Travellers

It’s the time of year when the nights are drawing in, the wintery weather is arriving and you just want to immerse yourself and your family in a good book.  Picture yourself snuggled in a cosy armchair by a roaring fire with a hot chocolate (with lashings of cream and marshmallows) by your side and …

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Cheers to Carluccio’s Ilkley

Cheers to Carluccio’s!  Carluccio’s opened its Ilkley branch to the general public on 15 February and we thought we would go and explore whether it lived up to its Italian reputation of being family friendly. With its picturesque charm, Ilkley is a great place for a potter with your pram (with baby in, of course!) …

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SpaceCot – The travel cot that assembles in 3 seconds…..

Excited much? Me? I could squeal like a pig in muck over the cool, new SpaceCot. This fabulous product boasts that it can be assembled in three seconds. Yes, you read that right: three seconds! My husband and I once spent over an hour and a half trying to put together a travel cot in …

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Travel Tips: Slumbersac Travel Wrap Review 

Baby. Check. Changing bag. Check. Food for baby. Check. Blanket. Check. Hat for baby in this freezing weather. Fail. Epic fail if I forget both blanket and hat.   There is so much baby cr@p (sometimes in the most literal sense!) to remember as a Mummy or Daddy, it is no wonder that you forget something. …

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