*This is a guest post from Petra over at A Mum Reviews on their four favourite books on sharing.
Back in autumn last year, my two daughters suddenly reached a stage where sharing became difficult. My eldest was nearly four years old at the time and my youngest one and a half years. They started bickering over most things and it was especially difficult for my eldest to share.
Books are a great way to start talking to your children about important topics and to show them different situations that might help them think about how they act in their own lives. I went online and started browsing for books about sharing – for siblings and for sharing in general – and soon found four books that I bought.
This past week we have been catching up on reading with this cute little book about a farm and its animals. Where have all the animals gone? is written by Darren Paul Ellis from Lancashire. Who is an airline pilot when he’s not writing.
Having grown up on a smallholding with cows, geese, chickens, goats and a pony this book appealed to me. The big kid I am! I have a love of all farm things and would love to pass some of this onto baby girl. I think already she is an outdoorsy girl like her mum!
Baby girl had lots of books for Christmas which we have finally got through. She loves to pick up a book, open the pages and have a browse through. When I was asked by I See Me to have a look at and share my thoughts on their personalised children’s books, I felt it was a great opportunity to expand her library.
I will get straight in and say how easy the process is online to personalise the book to your specification. You can add all sorts of things like a photo for the first page, name, date of birth and a special message from the options given. All books are of fantastic quality with the photo’s being clear and concise.
Baby girl’s speech is coming on fantastically and her first word when she saw her Very Own Fairytale book was ‘amazing’
My Very Own Fairytale is a hardcover, professionally bound book that transports girls into a magical garden where flower and berry fairies crown her as their fairy princess. Flower fairies bring letters one by one to spell out the child’s name, while describing character traits that make the recipient alone the perfect princess.
This month’s book review and giveaway is of a lovely little book called Curious Beekeeper Nina by Kristiana Ambrasa. Baby girl is now at that stage that when she wants to look at a book or me read it to her, she will find the one she wants and bring it up onto the sofa next to me. She will then snuggle in for storytime.
We not only do storytime before bed but in the afternoons as well (when I’m not at work and we are home together). I treasure these moments as she loves turning the pages and will babble along in her toddler speak as I read to her. I still don’t have much of a clue what she’s saying but it’s very important to her!
This week we have been reading all about The Merciless Lion and the Cunning Hare by Corrine Riviere. A great bedtime story for slightly older kids than baby girl. I think at this age (16 months) she just loves the sound of my voice, and won’t understand what this story is about.
Nonetheless we love to have a look through the book together.
This week I have been reading The Dream Pony by Sharon Picciolo to baby girl. I used to love reading horse and pony stories when I was younger, one of my favourite magazines as a kid was all about ponies. It’s funny as I grew out of it after a few years and now I don’t have anything to do with horses, but I would love baby girl to experience the same love I once had for them.