Tag: read

Spaghetti with the Yeti Children’s Book Review

| October 9, 2013

Egmont kindly sent us a copy of the book Spaghetti with the Yetiby Adam and Charlotte Guillain. It’s a hilarious, rhyming romp of a picture book which follows the young explorer George, on his quest to find the Yeti . . . and eat some spaghetti with him.

This children’s book is vibrantly illustrated by Lee Wildish who won the Red House Children’s Book Award 2012. This book is the first in a series which sees George embarking on adventures to eat a variety of different things with some very interesting characters!

Spaghetti with the Yeti

The bright illustrations are thoroughly engaging.

Spaghetti with the Yeti

Spaghetti with the Yeti that takes you on a wild story from the beginning to the end.

Spaghetti with the Yeti

The Importance of Reading to Baby

| February 29, 2012

Jellycat Jungly Tails Book

It’s never too early to start reading to your baby.

Reading is a wonderful way to communicate and bond, as well as being a fun activity for both you and your baby.

As you read, your baby will listen to you talking and is comforted by your voice and being held close to you.

Reading encourages your baby to understand the different sounds of speech, the use of language and non-verbal communication through facial expressions and gestures.

Children whose parents read books to them when they are young often learn to talk, read and write more easily.

Parents, grandparents, siblings and friends can all share in the pleasures of reading to baby, making reading a varied and enjoyable learning experience.

Have fun reading to baby during playtime, in the bath and before bedtime:

Part of baby’s daily activity and play teaching baby about sound, texture, visual stimulus and music.

Have fun splishing about with bath time books suitable for water and lots of splish splash sploshing!

Help baby understand the routine of sleep with relaxation before slumber.