What one will I read next? @yalc_uk #holidays @GlasgowLib

What one will I read next? @yalc_uk #holidays @GlasgowLib

Tags: holidays

This is the first blog post in a long daisy chain of posts that I plan to share with you. My train of thinking started when my lovely friend invited me to watch a special screening of “Project Wild Thing” - a film exploring the impact of swapping ‘screen time’ for ‘wild time’ or ‘time spent in the outdoors’ and the positive impact this can have on children and their families.

The film got me thinking about a number of things:

1. children’s books that celebrate the outdoors and children’s love of adventure.

2. how children actually play and what the outdoor environment has to offer to meet these needs.

3. availability of public spaces.

4. the psychology of public spaces…

Watch this space (but only for a short while so you have time to go outside…)

Fruitful trip to @GlasgowLib: @DamianDibben @Patrick_Ness #FrankCottrellBoyce #EnidBlyton @MacmillanKidsUK @WalkerBooksUK @randomhouse

Fruitful trip to @GlasgowLib: @DamianDibben @Patrick_Ness #FrankCottrellBoyce #EnidBlyton @MacmillanKidsUK @WalkerBooksUK @randomhouse

Unexpected literary bonus on my trip to Tesco today #Bambi #Disney #Tesco

Unexpected literary bonus on my trip to Tesco today #Bambi #Disney #Tesco

Seems like a good night to have this as my bed time story #QBInsideStories #illustrationhq

Seems like a good night to have this as my bed time story #QBInsideStories #illustrationhq

Woop! My summer has just arrived in a plump, exciting package thank you @edbookfest #reading #illustration #summer

Woop! My summer has just arrived in a plump, exciting package thank you @edbookfest #reading #illustration #summer

A powerful and positive ad promoting the importance of reading to your child, from the start.

Love these #Pentel Color Fine Point pens #illustration

Love these #Pentel Color Fine Point pens #illustration

Yes I do! #doodle #summernights #holidays #colour #illustration

Yes I do! #doodle #summernights #holidays #colour #illustration

Happy Canada Day! #canada #childrensliterature

Happy Canada Day! #canada #childrensliterature