Thursday, 20 February 2014

Alfies Book Collection



After reading Lucinda's guest post- the importance of reading that I posted on my blog a little while ago I ran to the shops to get some books. I didn't realise that i could read to Alfie now but he does love it and laughs along when I'm reading.


We now have a little collection; flappy books, colourful books and a book with a pig finger puppet! 



I saw the this little piggy book when I went to mamas and papas the other day- he has a butterfly one at my dads house and he giggles away when we read it to him so when I spotted this piggy one I had to get it! It's the 'this little piggy' rhyme so has a nice flow to the book aswell as entertaining Alfie with the piggy. RRP £3-99. 



The Gruffalo and the Gruffalos child- I love this books!! They really remind me of Christmas after watching the short films for years! They rhyme and are a pleasure to read, the pictures are engaging for Alfie (but I think I enjoy these books more!!)  they do have a lot of words though so Alfie does get bored but as he gets older he'll probably enjoy sitting still (fingers crossed) and listening to a story!


Room on the broom- another book by Julia Donaldson. She is so talented and I love reading her stories. I hope likes them as much as me as he gets older! 



Dear zoo, this book has been around for years!! I remember reading it when I was at school, Alfie loves the brightly coloured pictures and the flaps. He loves opening them himself. He likes the monkey page the most and giggles away at him sat there eating a banana. The flap pages keep him engaged and there isn't many words so the book keeps him involved and alert. 




All aboard the pirate ship, my sister bought this when she was studying child care. This was actually Alfies first book he got given and I completely forgot about it until I was sorting through his newborn keepsakes. It's a brilliant book, it is a flap book and has flaps under flaps so Alfie thinks it is great! It is still abit much for him as he is only 9months but as he gets older he'll will find the actual story more interesting and it's a lovely book. 





You can buy books in supermarkets and book shops. You can also go to the library and borrow books! 


I love reading and I hope Alfie is the same. We will keep adding books to his collection so he ends up with a good few so he has lots of choice of book when he starts reading. 

11 comments:

  1. Rio has a little library now, like me..he's a bookworm! Speaking of libraries..he loves ours, I've took him since birth (crazy lady that I am).. have you tried charity shops? I know some people don't look like but we've got sooo many good books from their..its always nice to save pennies if you can! ..room on the broom is amazing isn't it :) x

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    1. Good tip, next time I'm near one I'll pop in :) x

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  2. These are great reads and it's perfect they also come in little hardback versions for babies and toddlers. I love Julia Donaldsons book and so do kids. We used Room On The Broom in to teach a unit of English last year & they adored it, the DVD is fab too. I think the Gruffalo is my overall fave tho. X

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    1. It's a brill idea they do hardback, they'll be ruined otherwise.

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    2. Alfie chucks them everywhere!

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  3. We have many of these books. My baby adores the pig puppet. We love Julia Donaldson, have you tried monkey puzzle? thats another great rhyming one my baby loves. Libraries are great we go to their rhyme time session (30 mins of nursery rhymes) and often come home with a book or two as well. I share a lot of the books I read with my baby on my blog if you want some more ideas.

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    1. Haven't seen the monkey puzzle one, I'll have to go have a look. And thanks I'll pop on over to your blog and have a look :)

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  4. Dear Zoo brings me back to my childhood! Can't wait to read it to Baby London x

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  5. Dear Zoo and The Gruffalo are favourites here - Love the look of the Pirate one - Added to my list of books to buy! x

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    1. It's fab, your babies will love it :) xxx

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