Children’s Picture Books by Gerald Durrell

Gerald Durrell has written several picture books for children, from board books to illustrated stories. They all draw heavily on his experiences with animals and childhood, and are basically more child friendly versions of his autobiographical anecdotes. Like his other books, there’s either a young boy, a young man or a jovial, elderly uncle-type figure […]

The educational value of play dough for children

the value of play dough

My young son’s pre-school teacher likes to wax lyrical about kids and play dough. Shelley (the teacher) has been teaching pre-school for 22 years, so she knows her stuff and play dough is her number one favourite activity to have in her classroom. Shelley and I have had a few discussions about play dough during […]