Inspirational and free family event at Igloo Kids Wimbledon this April

Not Before Tea is a shop of all things lovely for children, founded by then 9 year old Henry Patterson. A year on and the young boy has published his first children's book. Igloo Kids invites you to have tea and cake with Henry, with the chance to talk about what it is like being an entrepreneur and author. I set up my business, Not Before Tea, in March 2013 and since then me and Pip the mouse...

Children’s gifts – toys they will love!

Here's our short list, the top kids toys and gifts that we've tried and tested -and love! Soft toys, baby's first, secret's friends... Regardless of age, Luckyboysunday have a soft toy ready to be all yours! Only problem is that they are known to be highly addictive! When one quirky little fellow, knitted in soft alpaca wool, has made his way into your home and heart, you will be wanting to get...

Children’s book review: The Moomins and the Great Flood

The Moomins and the Great Flood was the first ever Moomin book, written by Finnish author Tove Jansson and published in 1945. Tove Jansson later said: The story is quite influenced by the childhood books I had read and loved" She also mad a point out of deliberately avoiding princes and princesses in her fairytale and rather create a story around a troll. The Moomintroll travel through a dark and...

Roald Dahl Day -with Norwegian roots

Roald Dahl (1916–1990) was born in Wales to Norwegian parents, Harald and Sofie Magdalene Dahl. Dahl's parents had emigrated to the UK from Norway, and settled in Cardiff. Dahl was named after the polar explorer Roald Amundsen, a national hero in Norway. He spoke Norwegian at home with his parents and his sisters Astri, Alfhild, and Else. And the children were all christened at the Norwegian...

Imagine waking up as a member of a troll family!

One night, Neville Brisket wakes up from a strange dream, a dream that there is a horrible, stumpy finger stuck up his nose. Then he finds his room in a mess, and his dog in the laundry basket. Neville's investigations end sposhily, when he is whooshed down the toilet to the land of Under! In Scandinavian folklore, trolls are said to dwell in isolated mountains, rocks, and caves In this book the...