5/10/2016

Story Time with Noah




Once upon a time I was a self confessed bookworm. I've always loved to read and the majority of my favourite childhood memories are based around books; going to the library with my Mum, reading bedtime stories, collecting Jacqueline Wilson books, the school book club and so on. 
But now that I'm a Mum and my free time is none existent I rarely have the chance to read but there's always time to read with my son.



I started buying books for Noah back when he was the size of a pea inside my belly. From day one I knew that I wanted my child to enjoy books just as much as I did when I was a child.

I understood the importance and the benefits of reading to my child, the younger the better. I read to him when I was pregnant, when he was a newborn, when he was a baby and now he's a toddler. Although I've always read to him he would never sit still for long and would wander off a couple of pages into the story. I also couldn't read to him at bedtime as instead of relaxing him it would have the reverse effect and would get him over excited.

Much to my delight over the last few weeks he's finally enjoying story time and always asks for more. Even better yet he is also enjoying bedtime stories in a calm and relaxed manner and I love that we are able to finally include this in our bedtime routine.

Below are some of the books that we've been enjoying lately! All four books are firm favourites of Noah's, especially Side by Side which is a lovely tale of a little mouse who doesn't have a friend and goes looking for one in Wintermouse Wood! 




1. Side by Side by Rachel Bright & Debi Gliori 
2. Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast by Josh Funk & Brendan Kearney  
3. Sylvia and Bird by Catherine Rayner  
4. Goodnight Tractor by Michelle Robinson & Nick East

Does your child love to read too? Which out of these four books do you think your little one would enjoy the most? Or feel free to tell me about your child's favourites! 

8 comments:

  1. I love reading but my nephew doesn't have time to sit -most likely like goodnight tractor

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  2. it's great to get them into reading and interested in books at such a young age

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  3. I haven't had my baby yet (still got a couple of months to go) but I was always (& still am) a keen reader so this is something I'll definitely be encouraging with my little one.

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  4. How lovely to get Noah interested in books. They enrich the mind, feed the imagination and support learning as well as entertaining.

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  5. Just bought Sylvia and the bird
    My nephew actually likes it
    Thanks for the suggestion

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  6. Just bought Sylvia and the bird
    My nephew actually likes it
    Thanks for the suggestion

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  7. We are major book addicts in our house, we have bookcases brimming with books in virtually every room, including the kitchen! Our children have always been brought up around books and story time is always something we all look forward to in the evening.

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  8. Noah does seem as if he really enjoys the books.

    Rachel Craig

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