WIN an Amazon Echo in our Video Selfie Competition!

Your Video for an Amazon Echo! It’s so easy. We have 2 Amazon Echos up for grabs for the best video selfies with your Wondrous Ink books this Xmas and New Year! All you have to do is capture a short video with your phone (e.g. a review of the book or the kids opening […]

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Tips for grandparents: making the most of video calls!

For many grandparents with grandchildren living too far away for Sunday lunch or weekly tea time, a weekly, fortnightly or monthly video call with the grandchildren is the most likely contact.   With mobile technology and the internet, it’s easy and cheap to have regular catch ups via Facetime, Skype, Whatsapp, Facebook video call, so it’s […]

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Beatrix Potter – Tips on discovering the wondrous world of storytelling!

Today, July 28 2016 is the 150th birthday of Beatrix Potter, one of the most popular and recognisable children’s illustrators and authors of all time, with 23 books written over her career.   Her beautifully illustrated stories, including The Tale of Pigling Bland, The Tale of Jemima Puddleduck, The Tale of Mrs Tiggywinkle and of course […]

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Piper’s dad says get your baby’s eyes tested early!

Have you had your baby’s eyes tested yet?   According to the American Optometric Association, a baby’s first eye exam should take place between 6 and 12 months. This has been reiterated by Piper Verdasco’s dad!     Just over a year ago Piper Verdusco became an internet sensation after the super-cute video of her seeing properly for […]

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Best summer smoothies & crushies for kids

Smoothies (with milk or dairy-free mylk*) and crushies (with juice) are most definitely one of the best ways to get some daily fruit into children who are averse to eating it whole!   They’re a great refresher, dessert, between-meal snack and perfect for the summer.  You can easily also turn them into smoothie lollies for the […]

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Top Tips for Long-distance Grandparents

With more and more families moving overseas or to the other side of the – either temporarily or permanently, it’s getting increasingly common for grandparents to live a long way from their grandchildren.   Many grandparents find this really hard and think that they won’t be able to have a close relationship with their grandchildren. […]

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Why it’s important to believe in fairies!

Do you remember watching out for fairies as a child? Trying to catch a glimpse of the tooth fairy? To find evidence of fairy kingdoms in the garden?   When we’re children, everything seems possible.  Our naïve brains have yet to experience (hopefully) some of the more negative aspects of the real world and everything […]

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How to write limericks – a great way to learn poetry

Limericks have always been one of the first types of poetry that children learn to read and create themselves.  They’re a great way to learn about rhyme and rhythm and kids love them, because just like children, they can be silly, funny and often quite rude!   Limericks have been around for hundreds of years, but were made […]

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Show your support for independent bookshops

Independent Bookshop Week (18th to 25th June 2016) is part of the Books Are My Bag campaign and aims to celebrate independent bookshops in the UK and Ireland.  But why stop there? Let’s make it an unofficial Independent Bookshop week all around the world!   Independent bookshops have been hugely affected by the advent of online […]

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