I always encourage Jack to choose which book he would like to read with me and generally he will opt for any that have bold and colourful pictures. This month, we’ve been focusing on animals and have been having fun learning the sounds that they make. Here are some books that we have been reading in October…
Jack and I enjoyed reading this book together, we have been using it to teach Jack his animal and musical instrument sounds. Unsurprisingly, Jack enjoyed sounding out the toot and boom noises and we enjoyed plenty of chuckles.
The illustrations are fun and colourful and the rhyming story is a nice one with a hidden message. Mikey the Monkey goes on an adventure to find musical fame before realising that when people work together, dreams can come true. He goes on to join the Jungle Jam band and together they travel the world. The book includes a cool ‘Make your own instruments’ activity page at the end.
Published by VVinner Music and available on Amazon.
Baby’s First Animals
We’ve gone back to basics with this one. This ‘First Animals’ padded board book is perfect for teaching babies and toddlers their animals. The book has beautiful bright photographs of animals coupled with identifying words.
This has been one of his favourite books this month, I’m really surprised at how quickly he has been learning the animals and their sounds. He has perfected the ‘Meow’ of a cat, and we have learned that he definitely doesn’t like the ‘Moo’ of a cow!
Published by Hinkler Books.
This was Jack’s monthly gift from the Imagination Library and we love it!
It’s a sweet rhyming bedtime story about a little boy who says goodnight to all his toys “Goodnight Dog, and Goodnight Sheep, Goodnight Tractor, time to sleep”. It has beautiful atmospheric pictures and plenty of animal sounds to join in with.
This has been a great book in the wind down before bedtime and I shall definitely be purchasing the Goodnight Digger book in the same series.
Published by the Penguin Group.
Guess How Much I Love You
This was the first ever book that Daddy read to Jack when he was still growing safely inside my tummy. Trevor often read this one to ‘Bump’ so that Jack could learn to recognise his voice.
There are certain books that should be in every child’s collection and this is definitely one of them. The book is a ‘feel good’ book with a beautiful story to tell, highlighting the value and importance of love. I really enjoy cuddling up to Jack when reading this one and it is definitely worthy of a tear or two at the end. One of our favourites to read for sure.
Published by Walker Books Ltd.
My Dad is Brilliant
I bought this one for Daddy and Jack to enjoy together and it is a perfect book for a child of Jack’s age.
The story is nice and simple, yet remains meaningful. It focuses on the relationship between a father and his son and each page identifies another reason why the boy’s Dad is brilliant. I love the pictures in this book, they are lovely and colourful. Would make a perfect gift to any Dad from a little one.
Published by Walker Books Ltd.
What books do your kids love?
*Jungle Jam was supplied to Jack for free. However, all thoughts remain our own.