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How to Tell Stories to Children

How to Tell Stories to Children

Author: Silke Rose West, Joseph Sarosy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/06/2021

Hearing stories can help children manage their emotions, empathize with others and better understand the complex world we live in. But more importantly storytelling cultivates a rich and meaningful bond between parent and child, building intimacy and trust. In How to Tell Stories to Children, educators Silke Rose West and Joseph Sarosy distil the key ingredients for storytelling into a surprisingly simple technique for creating imaginative stories from the events, objects and activities in your child's day. A tantrum over a lost toy becomes the story of a toy that wanders off in search of adventure. A fight between siblings inspires a story about a quarrel between squirrels in the park. No two stories are ever the same and good stories are as diverse as the people who tell them. With practical advice, helpful storytelling prompts and a touch of science to explain why stories enrich our lives, this book teaches you how to discover the stories that are already inside, just waiting to be told.

Secrets of the Mummy Concierge

Secrets of the Mummy Concierge

Author: Tiffany Norris Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/06/2021

'There's no demand she hasn't been able to fulfil' Daily Mail 'Tiffany's rolodex would be the envy of many Hollywood producers' Grazia Create a unique baby name that no one has ever used before... tick Organise a delivery room photoshoot with hair and make-up for mum-to-be... tick Arrange a surprise 'I'm pregnant' gift for a client's partner - a cast of her vagina BEFORE she gives birth... tick All in a day's work for the Mummy Concierge. Tiffany Norris is the one and only concierge for parenthood in the UK today. Acting as a baby's personal assistant, on-call therapist and social director, Tiffany strives to be the ultimate parent protector, peacekeeper and negotiator when it comes to bringing a new tiny human into the world. Where demands go way beyond late-night food cravings and into the luxurious world of the super-rich, Tiffany is on hand to help mammas- and papas-to-be with all kinds of quirky and seemingly impossible requests. From a client who dreams of giving birth in a designer dress to outrageous 'push presents' like a house in the Maldives, from opulent nurseries and stylists for new-borns to the more universal anxieties of looking after new lives and 2am calls worrying about just not being enough. Sharing Tiffany's own story of fertility struggles and post-natal depression - whilst keeping up her day job dealing with other people's children - Secrets of the Mummy Concierge reminds us all that being a new parent is one of the hardest jobs on earth. And luckily, The Mummy Concierge is here to help.

Exploring Science with Dyslexic Children and Teens

Exploring Science with Dyslexic Children and Teens

Author: Diana Hudson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/06/2021

This book is a collection of ideas, activities and approaches for science learning, to support kids with learning differences aged 9+ to grow in confidence, recall and understanding. The multi-sensory and fun ideas and activities can be adapted to suit individual students' needs and skills, and curriculum stage. Written by an experienced science teacher, the book includes mnemonics, art, drama and poetry activities, board games, card games, and more. All of these strategies will aid neurodiverse students' science learning and memory through boosting their creative thinking, encouraging a play-based and exploratory approach to science. Whether you want to get creative, play a game or try out a fun experiment, you can dip in and out of the activities to suit your student's unique learning style. The activities in the book will help creative thinkers who learn differently to take alternative approaches to tricky topics, grasping a fundamental understanding of key scientific concepts, whilst gaining confidence as the scientists of tomorrow.

How to Help Your Child with Worry and Anxiety

How to Help Your Child with Worry and Anxiety

Author: Lauren Callaghan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/06/2021

As a parent, it's heart-breaking watching your child struggle with anxious thoughts, or seem constantly worried about something. Anxiety is sadly common in children, and can affect their sleep, mood and general wellbeing. How to Help your Child with Worry and Anxiety is a must-read handbook for parents of children aged 4-11 years old who experience anxiety. Clinical psychologist Dr Lauren Callaghan provides you with concise and accessible information, explaining how anxiety works in children, and what you can do to help. You will be shown how to help your child overcome this spiral of anxious thoughts and learn to manage their thoughts and feelings. Dr Callaghan explains clinically proven strategies to help your child to recognise and process anxious thoughts, including scripts to steer a conversation, and activities designed to help your child explore their worries and give them the emotional skills to feel less anxious.

Father Figure

Father Figure

Author: Jordan Shapiro Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/06/2021

From Sesame Workshop senior fellow and digital-age parenting expert Jordan Shapiro, a thoughtful and long-overdue exploration on fatherhood and masculinity in the 21st century. There are hundreds of books on parenting, and with good reason -- becoming a parent is scary, difficult, and life-changing. But when it comes to books about parenting identity, rather than the nuts and bolts of raising children, nearly all are about what it's like to be a mother. If you're looking for information about what it means to be a father, you'll find the bookstore shelves surprisingly bare. Drawing on research in sociology, economics, psychology, cultural history, and the author's own experiences, FATHER-FIGURE sets out to fill that gap. It's an exploration of the psychology of fatherhood from an archetypal perspective (Think: Women Who Run With The Wolves for fathers) as well a cultural history of fatherhood that explains how we got to where we are. What are the paradoxes inherent in our current understanding of dads? Might it be time to rethink some of the current aspects of fatherhood? Gender norms are changing, and old economic models are facing disruption. As a result, parenthood and family life are undergoing an existential transformation. And yet, the narratives and images of dads available to us are wholly inadequate for this transition. Victorian and Industrial Age tropes about fathers not only dominate the media, but also contour most people's lived experience. FATHER-FIGURE offers a badly-needed update to our collective understanding of fatherhood -- and masculinity in general -- that highlights what's essential about fatherhood while guiding us to an image of manliness reimagined for the modern world.

The Sandbox Revolution

The Sandbox Revolution

Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2021

But Why?

But Why?

Author: Clemmie Telford Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/05/2021

But Why? covers a wide range of topics including bodies, bullying, mental health, sexuality, money and social media. It's a book that aims to help parents tackle those awkward questions that can floor the best of us. Imagine the scene: you're trying to put the kids to bed, your brain has checked out for the day and suddenly, from nowhere, all manner of unrelated but potentially important questions are flung into the night-time routine as you're trying to get them to brush their teeth properly: * But why are parents ruining the planet? * But why don't boys wear dresses? * But why do people get married? * But why do we have feelings? * But why don't I look like everyone else? * But why do you have to work? With a foreword by leading psychotherapist Anna Mathur (author of Mind Over Mother) this book is informed by a huge, varied body of research. Including conversations with experts via Clemmie's popular Honestly Podcast, the insight of300-plus contributors to Clemmie's blog 'Mother of All Lists', bravely sharing first-hand accounts, and of course Clemmie's own experience as a mother of three. Clemmie describes this book as an 'existential crisis' which found her challenging everything she thought she knew about everything (but in a good way). It can't promise definitive answers, but it will give you a wealth of ideas to draw upon, along with tips on how to explore the topics mindfully, pointers on where to seek more information and, perhaps most importantly, a reminder of what you absolutely should avoid saying to your kids even if you are knackered or have been caught off-guard. Clemmie says 'I hope the book will act as a catalyst for our own thoughts on a range of subjects, giving us the opportunity to have honest conversations with ourselves about important topics such as race, gender, sexuality, politics and religion.'

I Can't Believe It's Baby Food

I Can't Believe It's Baby Food

Author: Lucinda Miller Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/05/2021

FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE GOOD STUFF The book all parents have been waiting for. - Amelia Freer Feeding good food to our children is fundamental for their wellbeing and Lucinda's wonderful book manages to turn 'nutritious' into 'delicious' for even the fussiest eaters. - Liz Earle I Can't Believe It's Baby Food gives you everything you need to know to make feeding your child as fun and rewarding as possible. After 20 years of specialising in child nutrition, Lucinda Miller knows exactly what it takes to lay the foundation for a lifetime of happy, healthy eating. And this book encourages you to do just that, with 120+ nutritious, baby-friendly recipes that can be adapted for all the family. From Trout and Bean Pate to Lemony Chicken and Pasta Soup or Minty Lamb Mini Burgers, all the recipes are suitable for babies of six months and above, and every bite is supercharged with flavour and nourishment - you simply siphon off a portion for your baby before adding seasoning. Everything is speedy to prepare, and most recipes can be batch cooked and frozen for later. There is plenty of choice between parent-fed foods and dishes for baby-led weaning, and lots of clever allergen swaps so meals can be adapted to suit your child's dietary needs. Say goodbye to days stuck in the kitchen preparing endless different meals - cook once and keep everybody happy!

Generation Alpha

Generation Alpha

Author: Mark McCrindle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/05/2021

Everything you need to know about how to best raise, educate and guide Generation Alpha (born 2010-24) - the most materially endowed and technologically literate generation ever - to help them live their best life. Renowned social demographer Mark McCrindle shares everything we need to know about Generation Alpha in this accessible, fascinating book for parents and educators on how the most globally connected generation ever (born 2010-2024) will grow up, how we should parent them, what we should teach them and what we need to be aware of to ensure that we get the best out of them. Discussing the impacts of the recent Coronavirus pandemic as an educational, world health and economic crisis with a unique set of problems presented to this first-ever remote-learning generation, Mark will help parents understand how complex the life experiences of today's children truly are. From looking at digital anxieties around social media to the unprecedented rise of environmental and social consciousness at a young age, Mark McCrindle will help parents and teachers to create the best possible framework for a child's development right the way through into adulthood.

Working with Worry

Working with Worry

Author: Melissa L. Kilbride, Samantha C. Sweeney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/05/2021

Things My Son Needs to Know About The World

Things My Son Needs to Know About The World

Author: Fredrik Backman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/04/2021

Things My Son Needs To Know About The World is a tender and funny series of letters from a new father to his son about one of life's most daunting experiences: parenthood. From the 13 million copy internationally bestselling author of A Man Called Ove. 'You can be whatever you want to be, but that's nowhere near as important as knowing that you can be exactly who you are' In between the sleep-obsessed lows and oxytocin-fuelled highs, Backman takes a step back to share his own experience of fatherhood and how he navigates such unchartered territory. Part memoir, part manual, part love letter to his son, this book relays the big and the small lessons in life. As he watches his son take his first steps into the world, he teaches him how to navigate both love - and IKEA - and tries to explain why, sometimes, his dad might hold his hand just a little bit too tightly. This is an irresistible and insightful collection from one of the world's most beautiful storytellers - the bestselling author of A Man Called Ove and Beartown. Praise for Fredrick Backman: 'A mature, compassionate novel' Sunday Times 'Will, funny, and almost unbearably moving' Daily Mail 'You'll love this engrossing novel' People 'Backman is a masterful writer' Kirkus Review

Mummin' It

Mummin' It

Author: Harriet Shearsmith, Toby & Roo Ltd Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/04/2021

Packed with parenting hacks such as how to travel as a family without losing your mind and how to get your kids to eat anything, this is a refreshing handbook for making a busy life easier. With chapters on Food, Home, Travel, Body & Beauty and Life, award-winning parenting blogger Harriet Shearsmith (@tobyandroo) covers all aspects of what makes a family tick and offers down-to-earth practical advice and survival tips to help your home function more smoothly. With busy parents in mind, Mummin' It is full of time-saving tricks and bite-size chunks of information - try Harriet's speedy ideas to help you get stylish in five minutes flat, use the fail-safe meal plans to figure out what to cook on a wet Wednesday, and create age-appropriate chores to instil independence in your child. Mummin' It is a chat with a friend over coffee - a celebration of imperfect motherhood.