Thursday, 27 February 2014

What Charlie is reading this week

 I LOVE children's books. I was a massive reader when I was younger of the classics like Beatrix Potter and Enid Blyton - then I moved onto collections like Goose Bumps and Point Horror and now I like Psychological Thrillers! But I still love childrens books. I love the bright, bold, happy colours and incredible illustrations, the rhymes, the adventure, the fantasy and imagination, and the fun. I cannot wait until Charlie is a bit older and I can read him "The Hungry Caterpillar", "The Tiger who came to tea", "Hairy Mclairy", "Burglar Bill", "The Gruffalo", "Each Peace Pear Plum", and all the fairy tales and other amazing stories to fill his little mind with adventure and imagination!

The above picture is Charlie with some of his Usborne "That's not my..." book collection by Fiona Watt & Rachel Wells. He's had these since he was about 9 months but he still loves feeling the different textures, and now he's older he can repeat the adjectives and understand what the subject is. He loves them all but his favourites are "Lion, Robot, Princess, Truck, Robot and Train"

Now he's 20 months Charlie is enjoying books a lot more as he recognises what he sees and it excites him. Like most toddlers he loves animals and likes doing the noises and the actions. 

     This is the little "Animal Actions" board book
by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler.

Peter Rabbit: Nursery Rhyme Time.

Charlie's favorite Nursery Rhyme book with Beautiful illustrations in it from Beatrix Potters Peter Rabbit. He loves all the "action rhymes" at the moment such as "If you're happy and you know it", "This little piggy", and "Head, Shoulders, Knees and toes".  He also loves "A sailor went to sea" but that's not in the book.
It's a beautifully illustrated book.

Dave The Cat by Sue Hendra and Liz Pichon.

Charlie likes it because he likes cats. We bought it because at the time we had a big ginger cat, who sadly died after being hit by a car. Charlie loves looking at pictures of cats because he's always been around cats, and luckily he likes cats!

Charlie LOVES owls. I'd say they're his favourite animal.
And Owl babies  By Martin Waddell and Patrick Benson was his favorite book this week. The story is still too complex for him to understand so I shortened it to a few words per page, so instead of all the owls asking where mammy was, I'd say "And the baby owls said "Where is mammy owl gone?" (which he understands) and then "Aww look mammy owl is back so the baby owls are happy again!"He likes trees too, so he likes that the owls sit in the tree all the way through the book!

 The illustrations are gorgeous.

He opened the book again when we'd finished saying "Owls, Owls!"

These are the kinds of books that are the most enjoyed by Charlie at 20 months. They feature a lot of different nouns, verbs and adjectives using different themes.
He loves the "My first words" book by Kindersly Dorling as it features so many bright, clear photographic pictures ranging from animals, to kitchen items, to transport, to bodyparts, to food; and he loves turning the page and picking out what he knows. He sat and looked at it for about 10 minutes last week by himself which is a record!
This is another book that I tried to read with him after Owl Babies.
This is "My first animals" (doesn't state an author)

He was doing fine with it and picked out the doggy and the fish - and then he saw the cat, became really excited and then started shouting "Cleo!" - the name of our cat, and wanted to go and see her, so that was the end of that!I'll be buying Charlie a couple more little sentence "word" books to add to his collection for next week.

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