Reading to yourself!
One thing that Booktrust do is give books out to kids, this is fantastic and well worth spreading the news on. However one thing I didn’t know until talking to Booktrust when they were giving away books in the centre I work in was that they do special packs for children with hearing loss. We have finally managed to receive ours thanks to the hard work of the Southend team.
The pack is fantastic. It has two books and a double sided sheet with songs on but also signs to the songs. One of the songs is Old McDonald, a Leo favourite anyway, but we are now able to do the signs for cow and sheep which I think is fantastic for us and him.
As for the books one is a touch and feel book where he can feel what things feel like, which is great for any baby anyway and the other is a rhyme book with actions and signs for him and me to learn.
Now Leo is almost six months old it is a great time for him to get into books and this is going to be a great way for him to do it and hopefully he will be as into reading as Oliver is by the time he is two.
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Thomas and Friends: My Thomas Potty Book
ISBN 978 1 4052 7307 7
This is a great book that we discovered in TK Maxx. It is a story designed to encourage toddlers to start using the potty and becoming a big boy. It also includes a reward chart with stickers which they get when they use the potty. Oliver keeps coming back to this book time and again.
I would personally recommend this book for anyone with a Thomas fan that’s about to start potty training.
Mog and Bunny
ISBN 0 00 664033 8
Mog on Fox Night
ISBN 0 00 664501 1
Surprisingly we found both these books on holiday in Greece for sale second hand outside a hotel.
Both these books are lovely picture books with one or two sentences per page to explain the picture. Oliver does love these books but I think probably because the cat looks similar to one of ours. The prose is lovely and I enjoy reading them and am now looking for more in the series.
Goat Goes To Playgroup
ISBN 978 1 4472 6283 1
We got this book for free in Olivers two year old Bookstart pack. It is about a Goat that goes to Playgroup and his experiences in the playgroup. Goat experiences everything from painting through to eating grapes and also wetting himself. It is a great book for two reasons, firstly because of the fact it lets a child know that playgroup on their own is going to be fun and not scary and also because it is easy to read. The book rhymes with each page which is great. Oliver enjoys this aspect of the book as well because he is able to make an attempt to read along.
Sometimes I Feel … Sunny
ISBN 978 0 552 57169 2
This book was also free from Bookstart and it deals with feelings, happy and sad etc. This is great because Oliver really identifies with the feelings in the book and we talk about them.
These books will be added to our Goodreads page which is available from the sidebar.
Which books have you read to your little ones?
2 Bottles of Milk has recently joined Goodreads (available at goodreads.com)
We joined because we read lots of fantastic books to Oliver and are already starting with Leo and we wanted to share the ones we like. They should appear on the widget on the sidebar of the blog and be there as a guide of what we thought was good.
So why not take a look.
Have you read any good children’s books that you would like to recommend?