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Sara Millen, Independent Usborne Organiser


New Hobbies to Love

2nd January 2018

The month of January is always synonymous with new year's resolutions, but rather than promising to give something up, why not find a brand new hobby to enjoy?

Languages

We love learning a new language, and The Usborne Big Book of Words series is the perfect introduction to them. We love all the fun illustrations throughout that provide a really interactive way to broaden your language skills. With 1000 new words to learn, this is a great challenge to start off your 2018.

The Great Outdoors

Wrap up warm and get active this January with The Usborne Outdoor Book. Challenge yourself to discover the great outdoors from ponds and rivers to woods and wildlife. Our favourite chapter is all about survival skills from setting up a camp, to cooking over a campfire, to sending messages without words.

Horse Riding

For a complete guide to everything from grooming, to tack, to show jumping, Usborne Riding School is the ultimate horse and pony book. Packed with pictures, checklists and step-by-step instructions, this guide has everything you need to help you develop your riding skills and horsemanship.

Chess

Stretch your mind with The Usborne Chess Book! Full of brain-teasing puzzles, useful facts and clever tips, this book is perfect for teaching beginners how to play chess, and more experienced players how to improve their game.

Music

Shown to stimulate creativity in lots of other areas, learning a musical instrument is a great challenge to set yourself for 2018. We love My First Drumming Book! It teaches the basics of rhythm and timing, and with a selection of tunes to play along with, is a fun introduction to the magic of drumming!