I love choo-choo read!

Train books are very popular, and we have some lovely books for all ages! We're not solely talking about the Rail Collection at Winchester Discovery Centre - a collection of hundreds of books all about trains! If you're a train enthusiast, we can highly recommend a visit to browse through the Collection. These are books… Continue reading I love choo-choo read!

Construction Clubs

Our Construction Clubs are free, drop-in sessions where children and adults get a chance to play and build using plastic bricks; most commonly Lego® bricks or Duplo® bricks. It's the perfect chance to let your child's creativity flow, as well as you own! We've seen some amazing builds over the years; houses, cars, planes, penguins,… Continue reading Construction Clubs

Feelings and Emotions

Feelings and emotions can be very confusing and tricky, especially for young children. They may find it hard to recognise what their feelings mean and don't know how they should behave when they feel that way. Or they can bubble up all of a sudden and children can find it hard to recognise what those feelings and emotions are. Sharing stories about feelings just might help.

Families

Families, just like people, come in all shapes and sizes. Sharing stories about different families, and families similar to ones own, can help put a child's mind at ease and show to them that no two families are alike, as well as make the child feel like they belong.

Bereavement

When someone a child loves dies it can be very difficult for them to understand what has happened. Whether they have lost a parent, grandparent, sibling, friend or pet, the emotions may be overwhelming. Sharing a story about someone else dying can help to explain things in a less frightening way, and cuddling up with a book can be very comforting for both grown-up and child.