Welcome to Storytime Saturday, my new weekly feature! Both John and I are big on reading and this is something we want Erin to love as well. We started reading to her very early on and we want her to know a variety of books. I thought I would dedicate a whole day every week to books for Erin as it’s something that’s really important, not only to us but reading for children in general.
If you have something in particular you’d like me to write about or a book you’d like me to review, please do get in touch!
Getting books out from our local library is something we do quite often. I go there every Wednesday for a ‘Bounce and Rhyme’ class anyway and I like to change up Erin’s books.
I want to make this a regular post as we now plan to change up Erin’s books once a month. Sometimes I think there might be a theme, like Christmas or Summer etc. This month is a bit random because John went and picked the books seeing as he normally does bed time and story time.
- The Bear Who Stared by Duncan Beedie – this is a favourite in our house! I actually think we need our own copy of this one because each time we take it back we end up getting it a couple of weeks later. I love that there are just enough words on each page and the pictures are simple but beautifully done at the same time! I actually think this was the first book we ever read to Erin!
- Big, Bad Owl by Steve Smallman and Richard Watson – Although John generally does read these books more than me, I do bed time now and again and have to pick something to read. This was my most recent pick and I absolutely LOVED it. The grumpy owl was such a good character and the end was fab.
- The Three Billy Goats Fluff by Rachael Mortimer and Liz Pichon
- Little Red Riding Hood by Mara Alperin and Loretta Schauer
- No Matter What by Debi Gliori
- Owl Babies by Martin Waddell and Patrick Benson – John actually bought me the DVD of this years ago when we hadn’t been together that long because I like owls so when he found it in the library, he had to get it out for a while.
Readers of this blog will know that Erin is only 5 months old and these books are clearly aimed at children older than she is. We don’t really do board books yet because Erin hasn’t shown any interest in them but John and I love reading to her. These kinds of books have great rhymes in them and the stories are cute and fun so until Erin shows more of an interest in holding books etc, we’ll be sticking with these!