This is the first of a series of blog posts introducing Goldcrest Books publications that are great for Lockdown! This month we are showcasing Marcia Rowe and Kelita Wood’s book for children. So, if you are struggling to find things to do with your children then read on and find out more about their book.

Time2Play Marc’s First Visit

This is the first book in the collection of Time2Play stories and educational activities for children. All the books are designed to support the development of young children. Parents, guardians and educators will find great pleasure in guiding children through the book. The fun begins with joint reading, followed by an educational discussion before the creative activities.

It is full of fun and colourful illustrations which will keep children engaged as they read through the book.

So what is the story about?

Meet Marc, an excited and adventurous little boy who loves trying new things. Today Marc wants to go to the Time2Play class and have a great time, but he must learn some important lessons along the way.

This exciting story is followed by some fun and engaging exercises where your children will learn social values and life skills.

Meet the Authors

Marcia Rowe has many roles in her life. She is a wife, mother to Marc in the Time2Play stories, as well as a Registered Accredited Therapist with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) since 2006. Marcia has over 25 years of counselling experience and has been running successful businesses since 2005. She first set up Time2Talk Counselling in 2005, until her launch of Facet Therapy Ltd in 2014. The services offer several psychotherapeutic safe spaces for children, young people and families. She also holds an Affiliate Membership with Private Medical Insurance companies (PMI) to provide counselling to their employees.

Kelita Wood is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development and has an MA in Human Resources (2010). She is a Director of Feed Me Good CIC that runs health and well-being projects in the UK. She is the founder of Kids Employability Skills, which helps give children the right tools in life so they can achieve their future aspirations. Kelita has been involved in running children’s activities for Virgin Active and Facet Therapy Kids (FTK) Time2Play before becoming the Business Manager for Facet Therapy in November 2019. As a mum of two, Kelita’s mission is to empower her own children and other young people with life skills and life values to become great citizens.