Tuesday, 15 April 2014

For The Love Of Books

Despite being self-confessed book-worms, the children and I only joined and discovered our local Library last Tuesday. Well, we've been back again! There was an Easter craft morning taking place today that we wandered down to; we listened to a couple of Easter bunny stories and were given the chance to take part in some Easter crafts and an egg hunt around the children's section of the Library. The kids had a lot of fun (despite Liam really not wanting to sit and listen to the stories today) and they both loved completing the egg hunt. They were rather good at it and found all 6 eggs with much smiling, jumping, pointing and screaming of "I found it! I found it!"

We are really starting to love our little local Library and, after the Easter activities, the three of us had some time to properly explore the children's books it had to offer. They have a lovely big children's section and an extensive selection of kids books; we read around 10 of them whilst we were there this morning. The children chose three books to take home with us today..something they were delighted to find they could do. My dinosaur mad eldest chose Harry and the Dinosaurs go Wild (Ian Whybrow & Adrian Reynolds) and Stomp, Dinosaur, Stomp! (Margaret Mayo & Alex Ayliffe). My little man also liked the look of the dinosaur books but decided to complete our selection with Dear Zoo (Rod Campbell).

I cannot tell you how many times we have read these books this evening as I've completely lost count but I am enjoying their love for books and stories. It's lovely to see them explore a story and add their own elements and ideas to it. We will be taking the books back next week and choosing a few more to bring home with us and explore further but in the meantime I am planning lots of reading of the books and some fun activities that fit with the stories (more on that soon...)

What books have your little ones been enjoying this week?

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