Bookbug's October Roundup: top weblinks for parents
Want to find out what's been happening in the world of Bookbug and beyond? Take a look at Bookbug's top weblinks for parents from October.
Books and reading
- Green Light for the Little Red Train by Benedict Blathwayt is our current Book of the Month! This classic tale is packed full of adventure and colourful illustrations which little ones will love to explore. But hurry, you've only got a couple of days left to enter.
- Our website is full of new book lists to help you find your next favourite picture book. Encourage your adventurous side with these books about journeys. Celebrate diversity with these lovely books about being unique. And if you'd like to share simple and colourful books, take a look at these simple stories and bright and clear books.
- We all know that sometimes it can be difficult to get little ones excited about reading. CBeebies are on hand with some excellent tips on bringing stories to life.
- Book Week Scotland 2014 is coming soon! There are lots of ways parents and little ones can take part. You can make a reading pledge, write a love letter to your local library or head along to a Bookbug Session. Read our top tips for getting involved.
Catch up on the latest blogs
- Losing a pet can be difficult for all the family. The Bookbug Detective has some book recommendations to help little ones come to terms with their loss.
- Parenthood brings with it all kinds of challenges and excitement. Sarah Burton has some great advice for tuning in to your baby.
- With so many new picture book releases, it can be hard to know what to buy. The Early Years team are on hand with some recommendations. We're also giving away a bundle of picture books - enter now!
- Do you sometimes say you need to go to the toilet just to get some peace and quiet? You're not alone! Have a giggle at the Dirty Mummy Secrets blog from netmums.
Play, craft and food
- There's an autumn chill in the air, which gives you the perfect excuse to bake some gingerbread leaves with your little ones.
- If the weather keeps you indoors, keep little ones active with this brilliant balloon tennis idea from Play Talk Read.
- The weather may be getting a bit gloomier, but you can brighten up your day with these Streamer Rainbows from Happiness is Homemade.
- Bring some fun to the breakfast table with these yummy toast bears.
- Get into the spooky spirit with Play Talk Read's 30 Things to Do at Halloween list.
- You'll never hear the words 'I'm bored!' again! Play Scotland have some fantastic activities and play ideas for you to enjoy.
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