Books are such an important part of our daily routine, the children adore sitting to leaf through a book and Miss E in particular is really enjoying her books at the moment. I thought I’d share what we’ve been reading recently.
I have managed to get a couple of books read myself! I am, at the moment, reading While I Was Gone by Sue Miller. I’m not sure what to make of it yet – I read the Senator’s Wife about 18 months ago and I found it very peculiar and it left me feeling very uncomfortable at the end. I am hoping that While I was Gone doesn’t take a similar turn, but time will tell. I also finished another book a week or two ago but the name of that escapes me now. I’m conscious that, once this baby arrives, time to read will be in short supply!
The children, as ever, are devouring their books. We have been enjoying the factual dinosaur books that I wrote about last week as well as a large selection of library books. Elmer seems to be an ever-increasing favourite for them at the moment and I have some activities planned for Elmer in a few weeks or so.
They are also enjoying the Aliens Love Underpants books and I bought them this Aliens Love Underpants Collection this week and, again, have some ideas for activities based on these books in the coming days.
We also received a lovely books through the post today called ‘Sarah and the Homeless Bumblebee’. This is a lovely personalised book that helps to bring to life the plight of the bumblebee. I suspect most people are aware that bees are important but are facing huge problems at the moment.
The book is a lovely gentle rhyming book and all monies raised will go to Friends of the Earth to help to create bee friendly spaces. Mr D has asked a couple of times to learn about bees so I will write about this book more than as part of our learning in due course. You can see more about the book here.
Finally, we have been sharing Mr Moon Wakes Up. This isn’t the sort of book that usually engages but there is a nice whimsical charm about it. It’s a lovely bedtime read; the gentle colour palette of greens is quite soothing and the story is nice and restful – the perfect combination for tired toddlers!
I have a couple of new books to share with the children when the new addition arrives, which I’ll be sharing in due course on the blog. Whilst the weather has been nice we seemed to have been mostly reading at bedtime and it is noticeable that Mr D is craving longer and more complex stories. I’m tempted to buy him a set of classics for his birthday later in the year to share with him, perhaps this Hans Christian Anderson Collection or these from the Brother’s Grimm. I think he’d really enjoy these and it would be a nice way to end the day over a classic story together.
Have your children been enjoying any new books recently? Are there any books on your wish list?