Watch our films of families enjoying the books from their Bookbug bags and you will see that there's no right or wrong way to share books with your child. The main thing to remember is to have fun!
VideoLuna Loves Library Day by Joseph Coelho and Fiona Lumbers
Sharing this book is a special moment between dad and his daughter. If you look closely, you might notice that dad has written some cues in the book to help him know how to say some of the words. This is a great way to help anyone who wants to feel a bit more confident. You don’t have to worry too much about getting the words right though – the most important thing is to relax, enjoy the story. The wee girl is loving the cuddles with her dad, and sharing the book.
VideoCar Car Truck Truck by Katrina Charman and Nick Sharratt
This transportation themed book is lots of fun to read aloud - you can even sing it to the tune of 'Baa Baa Black Sheep'! You can see how much Mum and Levi are enjoying this book. She really uses her voice to show the way the different vehicles move. The actions she uses are also very engaging and are a great way to make the book even more exciting.
VideoLook and Say What You See in the Town by Sebastien Braun
There is lots to look at in ‘Look and Say What You See in the Town’ and Granny uses this book to inspire lots of conversation with her Grandson. It’s great to link this book to what your child knows or has experienced. Books like this are also a great way to expand children’s knowledge and vocabulary. When Granny comes across something he isn’t familiar with, like the buoy, she’s able to explain and talk about it.
There’s so much to talk about on every page in this book, but the great thing is you don’t have to read it from cover to cover. Dip in and out and enjoy exploring this book together at your own pace.
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