We’re in a big making-up-stories phase at the minute, coinciding with the 5yo’s current focus in school on independent creative writing. He loves writing all sorts of weird and wonderful little tales about monsters and ghosts and smugglers (thanks, Famous Five), so I’ve been gathering some books specifically designed to build vocabulary – and thereContinue reading “The Ancient World… in 100 words!”
Category Archives: Ancient Rome
Top 8 Ancient Myth Books… for Kids!
After a busy messy summer, we’re getting everything ready for the start of a new school and university year – and everyone knows the first step of tidying up is organising the bookshelves! So while we sort out our shelves full of myths and monsters, we thought we’d share some of our current favourites fromContinue reading “Top 8 Ancient Myth Books… for Kids!”
Meg et Mog… et Julius Caesar!
Meg and Mog are a bedtime staple in our house – we love the bright cheerful illustrations and the slightly nonsensical stories. Since I’ve been working on so many Roman-themed projects this year, it seemed like it was finally time to get ourselves a copy of Meg and the Romans by Jan Pienkowski and DavidContinue reading “Meg et Mog… et Julius Caesar!”
A Family Adventure to Hadrian’s Wall
We love exploring the different sites along Hadrian’s Wall – it really captures the 5yo’s imagination, and we’re so lucky to have so many amazing kid-friendly sites on our doorstep! Plus, he is always especially happy to investigate a Roman-sword-stocked gift shop. Over the Easter holidays we decided to venture a bit further afield forContinue reading “A Family Adventure to Hadrian’s Wall”
Escape from Pompeii!
We’ve been exploring lots of Roman forts here lately, so it definitely seemed like time to balance out all our Greek and Egyptian books with some more Romans! We’ve read about Pompeii before a few times before and it immediately captured H’s imagination, so I was really excited when I spied Escape from Pompeii byContinue reading “Escape from Pompeii!”