BLOG: Painting ROCKS!

Parents in Touch have reviewed the book Painting ROCKS! by Laura Baker, take a look at the full review here and to see some of the stones we have been decorating then you can read our blog post from earlier this year here.

BLOG: TOPPSTA Summer Reading Guide

With over 30,000 children’s book reviews, is THE place to discover the very best children’s books. And now we’ve created a FREE Summer Reading Guide that will inspire even the most reluctant reader to pick up a book this summer. Click here to download the Summer Reading Guide. Packed with book reviews from children aged 5 to 12, a reading diary to fill in over the summer holidays, a book review template and a book review competition to win up to £200 worth of Scholastic books, it’s a must-have resource for children to enjoy at home and at school. We’d love to hear what you think! If you

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BLOG: Summer Reading Challenge 2018

It is well known that a child’s learning takes a dip and falls behind over the long summer holidays. A great way to stop this happening is by encouraging your child to keep reading during the break. Each year the Reading Agency run the Summer Reading Challenge, each book your child reads can be recorded online in your own account and there are prizes to be won along the way. The theme for this year’s Summer Reading Challenge is ‘Mischief Makers’, inspired by the popular ‘Beano’ comic, which is celebrating it’s 80th anniversary. To take part your child can read

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BLOG: Scholastic Lollies 2018 Shortlist

SCHOLASTIC UK ANNOUNCE LOLLIES 2018 SHORTLIST OF FUNNIEST BOOKS IN CHILDREN’S LITERATURE Michael Rosen, children’s novelist, poet and former Children’s Laureate, today announced the shortlist for the 2018 Laugh Out Loud Awards (The Lollies), a set of awards, now in its third year, created by Scholastic UK, to celebrate the funniest children’s books. Having long championed humorous books for children, Rosen said of the shortlist: “Anyone around children looking for books to have them giggling and laughing over and over again, these 12 books will do the job.  They are infectious and contagious and dangerous!  Children will want to read

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BLOG: Painting, Hiding & Finding Stones

Painting rocks is the craze currently sweeping the nation. For those of you who haven’t come across decorated stones subtlty hidden along footpaths, in parks and around beaches then here’s what it is all about! People collect stones and then decorate them using a variety of different mediums. Most commonly they are painted, but we have also seen coloured Sharpie pens and nail varnish used. If you want your stone designs to last longer you can use a clear varnish over the top of them. On one side you can draw anything you like, and on the back you will

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