Sorry for the delay in posts. I have been pretty crook meaning that not much is getting done. The positive side to that is that I have been reading more!

Did you know that blowing bubbles helps to develop your child’s eyes? When they track the bubbles, they are learning the same skills that they use to track the words they are reading.

Babes’n’Books theme yesterday was classics and fairy tales. Classics and fairytales are important as they teach children important lessons and morals while displaying different behaviours. Classics and fairy tales help to teach right and wrong, good and bad. Classics include books such as The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Spot and Possum Magic. Fairy tales include titles such as Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Hansel and Gretel, and Rapunzel.

Title: Hello Spot

Author: Eric Hill

Genre: Children’s Classic

Rating: 5/5

Platform: Puppet Play Board Book

The children enjoyed Hello Spot as an example of a classic. From the puppet to the bright and colourful pages, the book was simplistic and a quick read. It was perfect for the younger children.

Title: Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Author: Clare Fennell

Genre: Children’s Fairy Tale

Rating: 5/5

Platform: Touch and Feel Board Book

This copy of Goldilocks and the Three Bears is perfect for the younger children. As a board book it is harder to destroy and the touch and feel has the different textures for children to feel.

The feature author yesterday was Pamela Allen. She is a personal favourite of mine! Her books are always entertaining and the pictures are fantastic. Pamela Allen is talented indeed.

Title: Bertie

Author: Pamela Allen

Genre: Children’s Books

Rating: 4/5

Platform: Picture Book

Bertie is double sided with one side displaying when Bertie is happy and the other side displaying when Bertie is sad. The book was simple, pictures bright on the plain white background, words small and repetitive. Definitely a book for the littler ones.

Title: Who Sank the Boat?

Author: Pamela Allen

Genre: Children’s Book

Rating: 5/5

Platform: Picture Book

Who Sank the Boat? is one of my favourites from Pamela Allen. Do you know who sank the boat? Apparently almost of the children who participate in story time end up shouting out the answer before they have finished reading the book. Obviously it is a favourite among many and not just myself.

Title: Mr McGee

Author: Pamela Allen

Genre: Children’s Book

Rating: 5/5

Platform: Picture Book

Another classic from Pamela Allen! Victoria was mesmerised (that took me a few tries to spell right) while they were reading this. Beautiful pictures and an entertaining story line.

Title: Nana’s Colours

Author: Pamela Allen

Genre: Children’s Book

Rating: 4/5

Platform: Picture Book

This book was quite sweet and colourful. But in the saturation of Pamela Allen books read in the short time, it was easy to miss and forget. It doesn’t stand out like the others.

Victoria’s attention span has really improved with Babes’n’Books. She knows to be quiet when they are reading and is enjoying the activities we do. This week we played with colourful scarves and feathers. She is loving all the songs we sing and it definitely is her favourite part of a Wednesday.

Cai xx

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