We could spend money on books every day, if we had the money that is!! My children were quite excited to spend their World Book Day tokens & some Christmas money at our local bookshop recently.
So I’m sharing the joy of reading and giving away £40-worth of National Book Tokens to spend on books of your choice.
Reading for enjoyment
My daughter is developing into a total book fiend. Since she received a tweet from author Paul Tobin she’s had her head in his new book & has designs on writing her own one day.
My 5 year old has taken longer to master reading but now he has you can see his confidence has just soared! He’s loving the independence reading is giving him.
I love reading to my children and it’s something I do every night. It’s integral to our bedtime routine – even if it’s just a short book because we’re all super tired!
By making books part of our toy room, too, just as much as Spiderman or the Hatchimals, I hope they’re growing up believing that reading doesn’t just happen at night & it’s a worthwhile thing to do whenever you fancy it!
Of course we read aloud to toddlers & preschoolers, but it’s just as important to read out loud to older kids, too.
Studies show reading aloud stimulates their imagination & expands their understanding. Even though my daughter is old enough to read for herself, she still enjoys reading together. Not only because we get some precious one-on-one time but I like putting on a funny voice or two…and it’s still appreciated by Mademoiselle!
** WIN ** WIN ** WIN **
Whatever your child is in to, an extra £40-worth of National Book Tokens could open up a whole new world of imagination.
What better way to set you or your kids up for summer than to spend time in a bookshop, getting recommendations from the staff, reading the blurb of a new book and bringing them home.
I'm Tracey, nice to meet you. Mummyshire was 'born' three years ago after we moved from London to the Oxford countryside. Here I chart our journey adjusting to our new lives, the challenges of being in the countryside & surviving parenthood.