Our family loves audio books. These were some of the audio books that I gave to the kids this year. How To Train Your Dragon is Meg’s favourite, while Toby love The Guffalo. Ramona The Pest is also hillarious for adults and children, and is read by Stockard Channing (who plays Rizzo in Grease, and Mrs Bartlett in The West Wing). She does fantastic voices.
Hannah was given the My Place series for Christmas by my parents. It is not often that we find a television series that the whole family enjoys, but this is one! I remember reading the book as a child and loving it. The series follows a house in southern Sydney from modern times to before white settlement, and tells the story of the changes through the eyes of the children who live there. The website that goes with the series is also fabulous. We have one episode left to watch, and I think we will knock that one over this afternoon.
My sister and brother inlaw gave us Quirkle for Christmas. I love it because it is a game that the whole family can play (Toby needs a little help) and is equally interesting for adults and children. The idea is to make a row of 6 which match either in colour or symbol, but there are a few tricks as well.
What good things have you been enjoying these holidays? Please share so we all know of some more good things.