Review: Routes to Reading

We have been fortunate enough to of been reviewing the Routes to Reading book subscription service for the past few months now. You can read my previous reviews here and here. In case you haven't heard of the subscription service here is a quick recap. 

Routes to Reading is a great concept. By subscribing to Routes to Reading your baby will receive hand picked books every month and the books are suitable for babies and toddlers up to the age of three. You can subscribe for 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, 9 months or 12 months which is great if you wanted to try it out for a month or two before subscribing for any longer. You of course keep the books! (I thought I would mention this as someone recently asked if you get to keep them!)

Here is what we received this month-

I was delighted to see one of the books from the famous 'That's not my..' collection. If you have a young child and haven't heard of these Usborne books then you must be living under a rock! Noah has a fairly decent library considering he is so young and 'That's not my teddy..' is now right up there with his favourites. He can sit there for lengths at a time looking through the pages and feeling all the touchy-feely spots. Lovely!   

Initially 'My busy day' didn't appeal to me and I don't really know why. I just didn't take a like to it but thankfully it's not my opinion that counts with this one and Noah really likes it! There is a picture of a teddy towards the end of the book and he always giggles at him. 

Now here are some tips and advice from Routes to Reading-

Introducing a regular reading time 
  • Your baby may be experimenting with crawling or walking at this age and if this is the case, it will begin to become your baby’s favourite activity! Don’t be worried if a quiet occupation like read reading takes a bit of a back seat!
  • This might be a good time to introduce a regular book sharing time, possible before bed when your little one is less mobile and more willing to sit still! Introduce simple story books with bright pictures and a little text. Shorten the story and just talk about the pictures with your baby at first.
  • Books with simple rhyming stories and bright pictures will help your child to understand the importance of rhyme as this is one of the foundations for reading. Books with greater interactivity might be more interesting as you continue to use sliders as well as flaps and puppets.

We were sent these books for the purpose of this review. However all opinions are my own. 

1 comment:

  1. Only just heard of this concept but it's such a good one! Sienna still loves those 'That's not my..' books! X

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