Are you a big book fan?
We are so in love with books. My favourite part of the day is sitting down in Evie’s little reading corner and letting her choose some books for us to read to her.
There is something so special about sharing those moments with her, it takes me back to my own childhood, when I was always found with my head in a book.
Every season we love to change up Evie’s bookshelves. We’ve found that themed books have been really helpful in developing Evie’s recognition of topics. One of the topics we’ve been focusing on is seasons. We read themed books in Autumn, Winter, at Halloween and at Christmas.
This month we’ve been teaching Evie about Spring. Check out the Spring themed books that are currently on the ‘front row’ of Evie’s bookshelf:
I adore our books for this season. They’re all so bright and inviting and Evie has already learnt to say and recognise the word Spring and some of the animals that are associated with Spring; such as chicks, lambs and rabbits.
We have always found that her learning is amplified when we combine reading themed books with doing relatable crafts. So soon we will be doing some more Spring based crafts, including planting some flowers and vegetables in the garden.
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar – This beautifully illustrated book is a classic! I remember reading it when I was a girl. It follows a little baby caterpillar from the day he was born and shows you the food he eats over the course of a week before realising the food that he loves. He then makes himself a little cocoon and after two weeks, hatches and turns into a beautiful butterfly. It’s a great book for introducing the life cycle of a caterpillar, different types of fruit and counting!
Let It Rain – We had ‘Let It Fall’ in Autumn, ‘Let It Snow’ in Winter and we just had to get ‘Let It Rain’ for Spring. These are Evie’s favourite books! They follow three children through the highs and the lows of each season, with beautiful illustrations and a gorgeous poetic flow. It’s a must have for teaching seasons!
Spring (Seasons) – This book teaches the elements of Spring in regards to outdoor and indoor play, taking you through the different activities children can do during the season. From getting new clothes, to playing with baby animals, to having fun in the sun.
It’s Spring! – This book follows lots of animals as they all pass on the message that Spring has come. From the cow telling the horse, to the horse telling the birds, to the birds cheeping to the bears so that they wake up from hibernation. It’s a beautiful book for introducing Spring and for teaching your little one about animals.
Oh Dylan! – This book follows ‘Dylan’, a little duck and his three sisters as they go exploring with their mother. Dylan is a little adventurous though and keeps getting into mischief and getting lost, but all for the sweetest of reasons. It’s an adorable little Spring book that is perfect for any bookshelf.
Just after hitting publish on this post, we were sent two more books by the lovely people at Curious Fox, to add to our Spring bookshelf. These books are so lovely, I just had to share them with you and also give you the chance to win them.
Too Many Carrots – Rabbit loves carrots. Maybe a little too much. In fact, his carrots are crowding him out of his burrow. When his friends offer to help — that’s just asking for trouble. This charming and lovingly illustrated picture book shows how friendships get us over the rough spots in life, even if the going gets a little bumpy!
Squirrel Me Timbers – Sammy is a young squirrel that thinks he is a pirate. When he finds a treasure map, he can’t believe his luck! X marks the spot of 100,000 nuts. He sets off on a mission to find the buried treasure, but can he find it?
What do you think of these books? Have you heard of Curious Fox?
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Do you like to switch up your books? What books are on your bookshelf? Do you have an all time favourite seasonal book?
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