Monthly Archives: April 2014

Happy birthday, Mr. Shakespeare!

Here’s a question for you parents: what was your first experience of Shakespeare? Was it reading aloud in turn in a stuffy classroom, or being taken to the theatre and being shushed and told to sit still until the interval and an ice cream bribe? Here’s another question: will your children’s experience be the same, […]

(Tell me why) I don’t like fiction

Once upon a time, and not so distant either, there was a child – actually there were plenty of children – who didn’t really like stories. It may be that quite a few of them were boys, but by no means all; from an early age, they just preferred books about real dinosaurs, animals, trains […]