S is for Starting School!


New Personalised Early-Learning Alphabet Book

Is your child starting school or nursery this year? If so mark this all-important milestone with a beautifully illustrated personalised Alphabet book from Itsyourstory. Not only a fantastic teaching aid which brings the alphabet to life by making them the star – but also a perfect keepsake which includes a personal message from you to the child at the front.

Dinosaur Douglas Books

Dinosaur Douglas Book cover

Dinosaur Douglas Books are the only books offering a fun, new way to explore health-related subjects for Early Years children, including oral health, vitamin D and obesity. Written in rhyme by children’s author Heather Maisner (over 35 titles), these illustrated books are ideal for bedtime reading and literacy.

When Heather discovered that the average five-year-old was consuming the equivalent of their body weight in sugar each year, she decided something dynamic needed to be done.

Joining forces with Paediatric Consultants at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, she created a fun, rhyming story about naughty Dinosaur Douglas, highlighting the importance of healthy eating and exercise.

Bush hog tails book

I am very passionate and dedicated in trying to raise as much awareness as I can.  Along with helping animals I also really want to inspire as many children to enjoy reading books as I possibly can and to understand the importance of looking after our wildlife

It had always been my dream to write a book. Finally years later I achieved my dream. I focus on using my spare time to create stories that involve magic and adventure. A little creature that more and more people are falling in love with is raising awareness for other real life wildlife and encouraging reading.

New and exclusive toys from EDUK8 Worldwide


A company based in Tyneside has produced some hit toys for 2015 and is having tremendous feedback from retailers and parents alike.

EDUK8 Worldwide Ltd, was founded by Christine Lawson and Roger Walker in 2002, in order to give schools and parents, the opportunity to use specifically designed educational toys, to enhance the learning process.

One of their newest designs is Casey Caterpillar – an adorable 1m long giant caterpillar which is sure to capture a child’s attention. Casey will encourage children to learn the full alphabet in both upper and lower case – one version printed on each side, and don’t forget to use her legs for counting. Also great for colour identification. Made from plush material with embroidered letters it is just £19.99 + VAT.