October: Reading/Storytelling


Nothing beats sitting with a baby or toddler on the knee and reading a book together. I personally love those moments.

The words provide a language of communication long before conversation is possible and the joy in recognising them over many re-readings provides endless shared pleasure while the pictures can be enjoyed first jointly and then by the child alone as they pour over the images they love.

Togheter with reading our favourite books I’ve made Story Baskets. Story Baskets are a neat way to investigate familiar (& new) stories using a selection of props. They’re great for encouraging recall skills, sequencing, language, storytelling, creativity, imagination, & so much more.

Here I share our this month favourites:


Squirrel’s Busy Day by Lucy Barnard


Little Red Riding Hood (My First Fairy Tales) by Mara Alperin


Tales from Acorn Wood: Postman Bear by Julia Donaldson


WOW! Said the Owl by Tim Hopgood


Oh Dear! by Rod Campbell

What have you been reading this month?

L xoxo

  • Claire


    Gorgeous baskets. I made a gingerbread man one for my daughter a while back but it’s no longer in one place. You’ve inspired me to do more.

    • MLK123

      Thanks Claire!

  • Esther


    These books looks so cool. I think it is so important to start a love of reading early!

    • MLK123

      Yes I definitely agree! Thanks Esther.

  • Emma | KidsCashandChaos


    What beautiful baskets! I love this idea, it is new to me. My 16 month old would love something like this.

    • MLK123

      Thanks Emma.

  • madi


    These books look so fun! I always love finding new books!

    • MLK123

      Thank you Madi.

  • Luz T


    Thank you for sharing. I will have to check out some of these.

  • Michelle


    Story time is the best. I love the idea of incorporating props!

    • MLK123

      Thanks Michelle.

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