5 A Day Books: Week 6
I have LOVED seeing all of your book choices and hearing about the benefits that you are noticing with your own children! Kate from An Amazing Child
says that her young son is now retelling parts of stories and has begun to take part in imaginative play since starting the 5-a-day book challenge!
This week my Little Pop (13 months) was joining in with We’re Going on a Bear Hunt! Every time we neared the repetitive “Uh Oh!” phrase, she would predict it and shout it out loud! Wonderful.
So, even if you can’t manage five or there are days when you skip it all together, please keep it up! There’s nothing better that we can do for our children at this stage of their development.
Here are our 5 for the week
My Mum and Dad Make me Laugh by Nick Sharratt. We have had this one before but it will no doubt come up many times as it is SUCH a favourite. So many things to look for and talk about in the pictures, a very funny and consistent joke throughout the story and a great twist at the end!
Monkey Puzzle by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. From the creators of The Gruffalo, this is another clever rhyming story with lots of great nature questioning and discussion points throughout.
Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes by Mem Fox and Helen Oxenbury was a book given to Little Pop at her 8 month check by BookStart. How I love the BookStart initiative! This is perfect for babies and young toddlers. Beautiful pictures of babies and simple rhyme that encourages actions and interaction between adult and child.
Noisy by Shirley Hughes is a real favourite, as are all Shirley Hughes stories. Simple, short, rhyming and very familiar subject matter- noisy children!
My First Signs by Annie Kubler isn’t really a great book for a 5-a-day choice as it isn’t a story. It is a collection of baby signs, but Cakie is absolutely smitten with it at the moment and asks for it a few times a day anyway, so it seems silly not to include it! We will use the pictures as great discussion points.
Please share your choices and inspire us all with a new range of books to read to our children! You can link up any book or story related post below.