I have always loved books and my girls have caught the bug... there are a few books that they (and I) love, and here I will share some of our favourites!
Squidgy’s favourite Christmas book is ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. She loves the pictures, which are bright and colourful. She loves the poem, which is easy enough to learn (and she knows almost word for word!) Best of all she loves that it is Christmas themed, as this time of year, just like me, is her favourite time of year.
Pickle’s current favourite is a book we picked up in Aldi for all of about £1.99 I believe. Not only was it amazingly budget friendly but it tells the Nativity story, which of course if the real reason for the season. The best part for her though, is the fact that she can press the button and it sings Away in a Manger. I’m not going to lie, having the same noise going off over and over again can be a bit frustrating but she loves it and it keeps her occupied!
Books sure to make perfect gifts this Christmas
There are a number of books that I have come across this year which are perfect for picking out for your wee ones this year. These include:
We absolutely adore Julia Donaldson books in this house, my girls have a collection of them and they are all well loved. The new Animalphabet is a fabulous addition to the collection and is both enjoyable and educational. From animals in alphabetical order to recognising pictures of animals, to reading the words, to learning about bigger, smaller, faster and other differences between animals there are so many features to the book. Each time we read it together Squidgy learns something new and it is a great, fun way to enjoy learning together outside of school.
Christmas themed books
For my girls this year I have also picked up a couple of new books for their Christmas Eve boxes. As Pickle is a Peppa Pig lover, that was an obvious choice for her. Squidgy was a little more difficult but in the end I went for good old Usborne (because who doesn’t like Usborne books?!) Both of these were picked up from a charity shop but are just like new! You can also pick up the new version on Amazon though, simply follow the links below.
The Way God Intended Me to Be* by Dola Fashola
Even if you’re not religious, this book is a great way to teach children that each of them is perfect just the way they are. The underlying lesson within the book is that we are all individuals, and that is not a bad thing. In a society that is becoming increasingly aware of the effect social media and advertising is having and also on the expectations that children, especially girls, are set (and try to achieve) it is an important lesson for all of us to learn. My girls absolutely love this book, and the illustrations and bright colours are perfect for younger children too.
The Wonderful Things You Will Be by Emily Winfield Martin
My mum bought Pickle this book for her birthday and it is such a beautiful, amazing book. It may be her sister’s book but Squidgy made sure that her nanny read it to her too (and has made me read it a few times since as well!)
There are so many possibilities for what your children could grow up to be, and it is important to encourage them to be whoever they want. We love this book and it’s another one with an important message too!
So there you are, a variety of books, Christmas themed and not which you should really check out this festive season! Do your children enjoy reading books? What are their favourites? Let me know in the comments below.
Disclaimer: Some of these titles were sent to me in return for an honest review. They are indicated by the use of an asterix (*). The review words and opinions are my own. This post also contains Amazon affiliate links. All photos are copyright property of Me Becoming Mum.
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Wishing you a very Happy Christmas from my family and me this year!