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  • Topping Up Our Valentine's Day Colouring Collection
    by admin on January 17, 2021 at 3:32 pm

    Is it ever possible to have too many colouring pages? We don't think so - especially when you are catering for a range of ages up from youngest children to oldest granny!

  • New Yoga Resources
    by admin on January 17, 2021 at 3:18 pm

    We just added some fabulous new yoga resources to the website. Explore some of the most suitable yoga poses with the kids through our suggested yoga games, or print out our posters or colouring pages to help children learn the poses.

  • Learning about the Life Cycle of a Owl
    by admin on January 13, 2021 at 6:31 pm

    This week we've been looking at the life cycle of the owl, and we've learned lots of fascinating facts along the way!

  • New Year of the Ox Puzzles
    by admin on January 8, 2021 at 3:58 pm

    Tackle a puzzle for Chinese New Year and Year of the Ox! Here are just some of our latest additions...

  • New Year of the Ox Printables
    by admin on January 8, 2021 at 3:56 pm

    Print a colourful poster for Chinese New Year - the Year of the Ox - in February, or perhaps some writing paper, bookmarks, greeting cards or an ox head for your displays! Find them here:

  • New Year of the Ox Mazes
    by admin on January 8, 2021 at 3:53 pm

    There's a maze for everyone in this new Year of the Ox collection! We start with a really simple circular maze for your youngest children and work our way up to quite a fiendish rectangular maze which will challenge the best of us!

  • New Year of the Ox Colouring Pages
    by admin on January 8, 2021 at 3:05 pm

    Here at Activity Village we specialise in super, original colouring pages for all ages ... and for Year of the Ox, as you would expect, we have a lovely new range of Year of the Ox colouring pages which capture all the excitement of Chinese New Year!

  • New Year of the Ox Bookmarks for Chinese New Year
    by admin on January 8, 2021 at 3:01 pm

    It's just over a month now until Chinese / Lunar New Year, and we will be welcoming in the Year of the Ox. Let's hope that the ox will see off all the problems of 2020 for good!

  • New Mix and Match Valentine's Day Scrapbook Paper
    by admin on January 5, 2021 at 6:33 pm

    We've just added 16 pretty new scrapbook paper designs to the website, perfect for Valentine's Day or any other occasion when hearts are appropriate!

  • New Christmas Peg Cards for Early Learning
    by admin on December 2, 2020 at 5:30 pm

    Have some fun with this brand new collection of Christmas peg cards, designed to help your children with early learning skills like beginning sounds, number words and first a

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  • January 2021
    on January 27, 2021 at 11:00 am

    Looking for great picture books to share with the children in your life? You'll find books here that are sure to captivate the imaginations of kids ages 0-8. Monthly.Delivered: 1/27/2021 12:00:00 AM

  • How I learned to read
    on January 12, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    I was in first grade in 1941. The school system (one of the best in the country) adhered rigidly to the look say method. I wasn't reading while it seemed

  • 2015 Winners of Caldecott Award and Newbery Medal
    on February 3, 2015 at 11:28 am

    The latest winners of the oldest and most prestigious awards for children's books - the Caldecott Award and the Newbery Medal - were announced on 2nd February 2015. The 2015 Caldecott Award was won by Dan Santat, the illustrator and writer of The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend. This is a picture book about friendship and courage. An imaginary friend, Beekle, is born on an island far away and waits to be chosen by a real child. Eventually, fed up with waiting, he heads off on a courageous and emotional journey to the city to find his own human. Read more here about previous winners of the Caldecott Award, including our all-time top favourites. The Crossover by Kwame Alexander was the winner of the 2015 Newbery Medal. It is about two 12-year-old African American twin boys who are basketball stars, coached by their father, a former professional basketball player, and supported by their mother, the assistant-principal. When an attractive girl arrives on the scene, the brothers begin the painful process of moving apart for the first time. This novel, suitable for readers aged 11 and over, is written in verse with quirky vocabulary adding an amusing touch to the narrative. You can read more about the previous winners of the Newbery Medal here.

  • Best Word Book Ever
    on January 20, 2015 at 11:55 am

    After being read to from the better books, a child will often be interested in seeing the words for anything that interests him or her. Richard Scarry's

  • Book and Toy Gift Ideas
    on November 27, 2014 at 10:48 pm

    Can't think what to give your little ones for Christmas? I love to give books as presents to the special children in my life, and often I try to go one step further and pair a book or two with a similarly themed toy to create an educational book and toy gift combination. The toy helps to spark the child's interest in a new subject and then, when they are captivated enough to want to find out more, they can turn to the book to extend their knowledge. Here you can find some of my favourite book and toy gift ideas for children. In each case I have suggested two books in addition to a toy which perfectly compliments the book choices.

  • Newbery Medal Winners by Recommended Reading Age
    on October 14, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    First awarded in 1922, the Newbery Medal was the first children’s book award in the world, and it continues to be one of the best known and most discussed children’s book awards. Reviewing past winners is a reliable way of finding inspirational and captivating novels suitable for young readers aged 8 and over. To help you choose just the right book for your child look no further than this full list of Newbery Medal Winners grouped by recommended reading age. You will even find recommendations for the very best of the best - those books considered by some to be most deserving of receiving this prestigious award.

Multicultural kids books

  • The 50 Best Multicultural Young Adult Books of 2020
    by Colours of Us on December 21, 2020 at 12:19 pm

        Last not least! We are finishing off our Best of 2020 series with this exciting list of the fifty best multicultural young adult novels of 2020! The books on this list range from fiction to non-fiction, from novel … Read More The post The 50 Best Multicultural Young Adult Books of 2020 appeared first on Colours of Us.

  • The 50 Best Multicultural Middle Grade Books Of 2020
    by Colours of Us on December 18, 2020 at 3:17 pm

        Following our lists of The 50 Best Multicultural Picture Books Of 2020 and The 30 Best Multicultural Chapter Books of 2020, now some diverse books for Middle Graders! From novels to book series, anthologies and non-fiction books, there … Read More The post The 50 Best Multicultural Middle Grade Books Of 2020 appeared first on Colours of Us.

  • The 30 Best Multicultural Chapter Books of 2020
    by Colours of Us on December 12, 2020 at 8:39 pm

        Following our list of The 50 Best Multicultural Picture Books of 2020, here is our selection of this year’s best multicultural chapter books! The books on this list feature a wide range of characters — from African to … Read More The post The 30 Best Multicultural Chapter Books of 2020 appeared first on Colours of Us.

  • The 50 Best Multicultural Picture Books Of 2020
    by Colours of Us on December 8, 2020 at 3:50 pm

        As this crazy year is drawing to a close, it’s time for our round-up of the best multicultural picture books of 2020! It’s always difficult to narrow it down to the 50 best multicultural picture books of the … Read More The post The 50 Best Multicultural Picture Books Of 2020 appeared first on Colours of Us.

  • 21 Children’s Books about Diwali, the Festival of Lights
    by Colours of Us on October 26, 2020 at 3:09 pm

      In 2020, Diwali – the five-day “Festival of Lights” – starts on November the 14th. Hindu, Sikh and Jain communities around the world celebrate the triumph of good over evil, of light over darkness, by lighting lamps and candles … Read More The post 21 Children’s Books about Diwali, the Festival of Lights appeared first on Colours of Us.

  • NEW Multicultural Children’s Books October 2020
    by Colours of Us on October 20, 2020 at 9:52 am

        Check out the latest multicultural children’s book releases! Some real gems this month, including some stunning graphic novels! Our favourite ones for October are Planet Earth (Babies & Toddlers), Julián at the Wedding (Preschool), All Because You Matter (Elementary … Read More The post NEW Multicultural Children’s Books October 2020 appeared first on Colours of Us.

  • 19 Day of the Dead Children’s Books
    by Colours of Us on October 13, 2020 at 11:45 am

        Day of the Dead/Día de los Muertos is celebrated in Mexico and Mexican communities throughout the world from the 31st of October to the 2nd of November. It is an important holiday that honours deceased loved ones. It … Read More The post 19 Day of the Dead Children’s Books appeared first on Colours of Us.

  • 18 Multicultural Children’s Books About Voting & Elections
    by Colours of Us on October 6, 2020 at 10:45 am

        With the U.S. elections just around the corner, we searched the internet up and down for multicultural children’s books about voting and elections. And we found some stunning ones for most age groups! Even though children are too … Read More The post 18 Multicultural Children’s Books About Voting & Elections appeared first on Colours of Us.

  • NEW Multicultural Children’s Books September 2020
    by Colours of Us on September 30, 2020 at 7:52 pm

        There were so many exciting new multicultural children’s book releases this month, it was difficult for us to decide which ones are our favourite ones. But here we go: Families Belong (Babies & Toddlers), I Am Every Good … Read More The post NEW Multicultural Children’s Books September 2020 appeared first on Colours of Us.

  • NEW Multicultural Children’s Books August 2020
    by Colours of Us on August 30, 2020 at 10:50 am

        Some beautiful new multicultural children’s book releases this month! Quite a few Latinx ones! Our favourites for August are Smell! (Babies & Toddlers), The Power Of One (Preschool), I Promise (Elementary School), Everything Sad Is Untrue (Middle School) … Read More The post NEW Multicultural Children’s Books August 2020 appeared first on Colours of Us.