World Book Day is coming soon-March 6th 2014 and my little girl has just brought a letter from school saying they have to go in dressed as a character from their favourite book.
I’m so excited-I mean my daughter is so excited.
This comes on the day, however, that as I was tidying her room this morning I found two crumpled pieces of a gorgeous pop up book in her bed. I was a bit sad to see she’d ripped this as it really it a lovely bright book with lovely thick glossy pages.
She loves books though and has a bookcase full in her bedroom and a book box in the living room. At Christmas time we have a Christmas book box filled with stories of Santa, Snowmen and the Twelve Days of Christmas.
I love books and have a floor to ceiling book case-full of art books, novels and hobby books. I have a case full of cook books too.
But I rarely get to read which is sad.
Books are a way of escaping, a way of dreaming and a great insight in to other people’s lives.
So what are our favourite books?
- Daisy Duck-A delightful story of a little duck who swims off with out her Mummy
- Peppa Pig and the tooth fairy
- Flip and flop-a story about two penguin friends
- Santa needs a wee-yes it’s still out and being read
- Day Monkey and Night Monkey (Secretly my favourite book of hers too!)
My favourite books:
- Phantom of the Opera by Susan Kay
- The Chronicles of Narnia
- The Diary of Anne Frank
- Lord of the flies
- We’re going on a bear hunt (Love reading this to my daughter)
There are some great resources for parents:
WORLD BOOK DAY ONLINE STORY http://www.worldbookday.com/videos/dr-seuss-on-the-loose/
TIPS ON HEARING YOUR CHILD READ http://www.topmarks.co.uk/parents/ten-tips-on-hearing-your-child-read
BUY BOOKS TO SUIT THEIR AGE http://www.thebookpeople.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/cms_rhPlainArticle?storeId=10001&catalogId=10051&langId=100&articlePath=%2Fjamboree%2FRed+House%2FTop+10s%2FTop+Ten+Books+by+Age%2FThree+years+%2B
So celebrate World Book Day and get reading.
I’ll let you know if my daughter goes to school as a duck or a pig!