What are we currently reading?
Reading so important for young (and old) minds.
I am trying to read one book a day with Em. It's not always possible but I try and mostly she loves it. I love snuggling in bed with her and reading a story. I take her age into account when I read, sometimes we page through the book together and point out animals and items that are in her vocabulary or she asks me “what that?” and I tell her.
We currently have 5 wonderful books on her bedside table in rotation. Many we gifts from her recent Birthday. In each book I wrote who gave her the book. Emily thinks this is wonderful!
Love and Kisses by Sarah Wilson and Illustrated by Melissa Sweet.
Love and Kisses, is a great book for the 3 year old age bracket. It has lovely illustrations that keep the little ones entertained. There are only two sentences a page, so the story goes quick. I love the motto of the story about spreading love, what you put out into the world will come back to you. If you put love out into the world it will come back to you in abundance.
Foxy and Egg by Alex T. Smith
Such a quirky book. This is one of my favourites as it has my sort of humour, it is completely lost on Emily.
Foxy DuBois is a cunning fox who finds an egg. She deviously plans to eat the egg but whoooaa is she in for a surprise when the egg hatches!
Princess Snowbelle and the Snowstorm by Libby Frost
Emily is obsessed with anything to do with princesses, so this book blew her mind. My husband is just happy there is now a Princess not called Sofia.
This is a charming book about princess Snowbelle and her befriend Sparkleshine who will be performing at the Snow Ball. The two friends must overcome many hurdles and be courageous to achieve their dream of performing at the ball.
This is a winner for anyone with little girls who love anything shiny, I like it because it has a strong message of courage and friendship.
Colour Me Happy! By Shen Roddie and illustrated by Ben Cort
This sweet book is great for ages 2 to 4. It explores different colours assigning an emotion to them. When I’m sunny, colour me yellow. When I’m jealous, colour me green.
The littlies will mostly enjoy the illustrations. However, this has opened the conversation of feelings and emotions that I discuss with my daughter. What is jealous? So, I explained Tiger is jealous that monkey has more ice cream than him.
Colour me Happy! is a great book for those who have just started to read on their own.
Hugless Douglas by David Melling
If your children are Pre-primary aged, you probably already know about Hugless Douglas and the rest of the books in the series.
This is a charming book and easy to see why it is a bestseller.
Hugless Douglas is a bear on a journey to find the best hug.
Warning: reading this book results in a lot of hugging!
Reading a book with your children is a wonderful way to explore new ideas and concepts in a fun way. It doesn’t feel like learning as they are having fun.
Reading a book in the evening before bedtime helps those little bodies relax and get ready for bedtime so they can have a good night's rest.
Do you have a favourite book you would like to share?