We recently received two fabulous children’s stories written by Julia Donaldson: The Ugly Five and Zog and the Flying Doctors. They are both brilliant books and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, the kiddies recognise the drawings from The Gruffalo. I love seeing them excited to read a story and listen to the conversation that they have between them. It sparks off their imaginations.
The children love the Robin’s Winter Song book, it is a great story detailing the changes into Winter and from. From the perspective of a little Robin. It’s nice because at the end of the book the children always comment on how the Robin is happy now and not afraid. It’s a very uplifting story. We’ve been reading it a lot lately with all this talk of snow.
Have you ever seen a kid in a movie or a TV show asking for their parents to read a bedtime story? And how many times has your child asked you to do the same? Reading aloud to children before they fall asleep is not just a thing of the past or a cinematic nod to suburban culture; it’s a routine which is good for children and their development. American Academy of Pediatrics even recommends reading to infants from birth. Some researchers suggest that bedtime stories are boosting child’s brain development in many ways. So, here are some actual benefits both children and parents can receive from this lovely routine.
Noah received a great book from the people that create the lost my name book. The incredible intergalactic journey home is a fantastic, personalised book, which has Noah’s name written in the stars and has an aerial shot of our neighbourhood. It is amazing.
Noah and Isla love books, Isla more so than Noah, but they both love reading books and looking at the pictures whilst telling the story. There are a few books that we have recently purchased that they love reading a long with now, they like the stories that much. I love looking at The Works website as they always have such incredible offers on that you could buy the children a new book every week and it wouldn’t break the bank! Great value for money and fantastic quality books too.
We were sent a fabulous book for Isla’s second birthday from itsyourstory.co.uk, it is a fantastic personalised book website where you can buy books from all different themes for all different ages. A trip to the farm for Isla’s birthday is such a great idea for a 2 year old as she loves pointing at things and telling me what they are and the fact her face is in the book makes it all the more magical for her.
I have to admit it was the potential of reviewing this book that gave me the inspiration for Isla Rae’s little bookworm corner. I love the Little Miss range and the Mr Men range, they are very clever and remind me of when I was a child. Little Miss Hug is launching today, the 35th book in the series and what a fantastic birthday treat for my little miss hug, Isla.
As we all know, little Isla Rae loves her books and so does Mummy. I can’t help but grab books everywhere I go, especially Isla Rae has a cool new book rack. I picked up this sparkly Julia Donaldson book the other day, the singing mermaid. Books that rhyme are just so much more fun…