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Six summer reads for… 9 to 12 year olds!

We’re back with another six summer read recommendations – this time for nine to twelve year olds! Summer Holiday Stories by Enid Blyton (short story collection): join Blyton’s much loved characters as they adventure over land and sea in these 22 tales! Featuring appearances from the Famous Five gang and the twins at St Clares. […]

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Six summer reads for… 7 to 9 year olds!

There’s nothing better than spending the long, light summer days (or nights huddled under your duvet with a torch…) engrossed in a good book. But we know how difficult it can be to find the right read for you. Where do you start when bookshop shelves and chock full of brightly coloured covers? That’s why […]

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Far away magic

A Far Away Magic by Amy Wilson

Last year, I read ‘A Girl called Owl’ by Amy Wilson, and absolutely loved it. So, I was excited to get a copy of her book, ‘A Far Away Magic’. And I wasn’t disappointed. ‘A Far Away Magic’ tells the story of Angel and Bavar. Angel has moved to a new school and is living […]

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Your child's good start at a new club

Your child’s good start at a new club

As we approach a new school term, there are also new after school clubs to consider. We already know that we will have lots of new children starting Inkpots, and I work really hard to ensure that they, and their parents, have as much information as possible beforehand. But, if you want to ease your […]

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Summer reading suggestions

As the school summer holidays are in full swing, I thought that some of you might be looking for some new books and authors to try out. Summer is such a good time to do this kind of thing – especially if the weather isn’t being particularly kind. There are so many wonderful children’s books […]

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Settling children at new workshops

From time to time at Inkpots, children come to holiday workshops not knowing anybody else, and our way of doing things is new to them too. Over the years, I have developed a few strategies for settling new children in, especially those who are a little anxious. I have pulled some of these ideas together […]

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