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
What have you been reading this month?
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.
These books looks so cool. I think it is so important to start a love of reading early!
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.
These books look so fun! I always love finding new books!
Thank you Madi.
Thank you for sharing. I will have to check out some of these.
Story time is the best. I love the idea of incorporating props!