I do LOVE books, whether it is picture books for the kids or craft books for me or a relaxing read at the end of a long day. I love browsing through a new book with a cup of tea in hand!
So when a publishers asks me if I fancy reviewing a couple of books for them, how can I say no? Along came Mummy & Me Craft by DK books. Craft books always interest me in particularly, as I am keen to see if they have “the basics”, as well as a variety of crafts and something to surpris me. This book has approximately 20 projects or so. Split into 5 sections:
I would say that these are the basic craft materials I would use with children. So a big tick. I also like that each section is introduced with an “educational” part about “where paper comes from”/ “what is junk”? etc etc.
I would say that I am familiar with most of the craft projects in this book, having made many myself with my kids already over on Red Ted Art. Which also means that ILIKE the crafts in this book – from Magazine Beads, to paper boats, to Juggling Chooks. A good set of varied projects to do together and build on skills.
Similarly there is the Mummy & Me Cook Book. Again Cooking with Kids is something that we enjoying doing as much as possible. So I am always looking for new recipes and ideas that can involve the children.
Again, there is a good does of “education”, discussing and working through what things are – a la: “what is pasta”? “What is rice”? “What are peas”? etc.
A great way to teach kids about what we eat and how it is produced. I am keen to try the fish cake recipe, as well as the chocolate truffles!
Disclosure: DK PR sent these books to me free of charge