As a parent, you’ll spend hours of your life interacting with your children. From the moment they appear and flip your world upside down, those little smiles and telling looks will make all the difference. Even when your child doesn’t seem incredibly responsive, they’re taking things in, ingesting what they can see, and learning all the time. Communication is so powerful, and it’s such an important way to build relationships and get to know your children. If you find it difficult to break down barriers or you’re looking for new ways to interact with your kids and make the learning experience more fun, this guide should come in handy.
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 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 recently sorted my Bloglovin page out, its a neat way of following your favourite blogs and seeing all their latest content in one place. It is really useful and for organised freaks like me it is great! I follow all the best reads and I log in to Bloglovin in the morning to catch up on what has been going on in the bloggy community.
I have never had the “excuse” to do the whole World Book Day, dressing up and celebrating books with the children before now. Noah is at the age now where he will embrace dressing up and Isla loves putting on her princess dresses – so we certainly made the most out of it this year. It is Pirate and Princess day in the Constant household.