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15 of the best children’s books about Christmas

              Get into the festive spirit with some Christmas-themed bedtime stories – perfect to snuggle up to in front of the tree, sipping hot…

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15 of the best children’s books about Christmas

              Get into the festive spirit with some Christmas-themed bedtime stories – perfect to snuggle up to in front of the tree, sipping hot chocolate 🙂 From wintery classics to new favourites about Father Christmas and his life in the North Pole, […]

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Reading for pleasure: 10 + simple ideas to inspire your child to read more.

It’s #ChildrensBookWeek so I thought I’d give you some ideas around reading for pleasure. Reading for pleasure is so important for children & it can benefit your child’s education, social and cognitive development, their wellbeing, and their mental health. Reading with children can help to create a […]

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Is singing nursery rhymes included in your everyday routine?

What is it about nursery rhymes that is so helpful to kids? A recent study has revealed half of millennial parents can’t recite many popular nursery rhymes all the way through! A tenth of millennial mums and dads do not sing lullabies at all to their little ones […]

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The Sue Atkins Sunday Saying – a cup of positivi-tea

You don’t really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry go-round will wave at his parents every time around – and why his parents will always wave back. ~William D. Tammeus    

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Teaching Tolerance

I’m reading Barack Obama’s autobiography at the moment and as a former teacher it’s got me thinking about prejudice, discrimination and tolerance. I think kids are born with wide-eyed curiosity and an instinctive sense of justice. While they certainly notice differences among people, they don’t typically attach […]

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Books for Preparing Toddlers for New Babies.

As part of my new Positive Toddler Roadmap I give lots of practical advice around how to handle a new baby with your toddler as it is a big moment in their lives – as they have to adjust to perhaps not being the centre of your […]

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How to Raise Highly Happy, Confident, Resilient Kids: 7 Questions to Ask Every Day

How to Raise Highly Happy, Confident, Resilient Kids: 7 Questions to Ask Every Day I remember when I wrote my first book Raising Happy Children For Dummies having to write at the end of the book ‘Ten Things to Do Every Single Day as a Parent.’ It […]

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Books to Help Children Grieve the Death of a Pet.

  We love our pets – we have 3 dogs & 2 cats & have loved & lost other beloved dogs & cats as our kids grew up. No matter what your age, losing a pet is hard. For many kids, though, the death of a pet […]

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BEST TODDLER BOOKS ABOUT FOOD

  As part of my TODDLER Roadmap I talk about fussy eaters, faddy eaters or picky eaters – depending where you live in the world, but what is certain is that parents around the globe worry about their toddler’s eating habits! So, reading about food is one […]

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Children’s Books about Refugees & Immigration

  The tragic events in Afghanistan have affected everyone & you may like to read some books that start conversations around events that help your children to understand the plight of refugees. Here is a collection of books recommended by a community of primary teachers, TAs, children’s authors, librarians and book […]

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Baby books that boost your child’s brain & teach them to love reading.

Here are a selection of baby books that boost your child’s brain & teach them to love reading. With every page you turn, you’re stimulating your baby’s cognitive development and helping to establish a love of reading that will last long past their baby & toddler years. […]

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8 Reasons Why Rough & Tumble Play, Roughhousing or Horseplay is Good for Kids.

    I was sent in this question for my ‘Don’t Stew- Ask Sue’ feature on The Sue Atkins Parenting Show podcast. My husband plays very rough with my 3-year-old daughter, but when they play, my husband hangs her upside down by the ankles at some point […]

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Great Children’s Books On Manners To Help You Get ‘Talking & Teaching!’

I came upon a selection of books that ‘Talk and Teach’ and start great conversations from author Maria Dismondy. around manners. Here are ten of her favourite books on manners to explore – to help grown-ups have great conversations with little people! Martha Doesn’t Say Sorry By […]

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Online Children’s Book Festival – June 26th and 27th 2021 and YOU’RE INVITED!

  Little did I know when I started #TheSueAtkinsBookClub to help parents in a pandemic that it would blossom & bloom into such a vibrant enthusiastic, creative & collaborative group of authors We now have our FREE online Book Festival with Independent Thinking Worldwide https://www.independentthinking.co.uk/itl-online/childrens-book-festival/ and YOU […]

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