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!
VideoFunny Bunnies by David Melling
This opposites book has a lovely sense of rhythm that comes to life when you read it aloud. You can really use your voice to help children catch the meaning of the opposite words. If you're sharing the book with more than one child, it's great to give everyone the chance to see the pictures as you go along - just like the mum does in this film. These funny bunnies are up to all sorts of things, so take your time and enjoy the pictures in this wonderful rhyming book
VideoOne Mole Digging a Hole by Julia Donaldson and Nick Sharratt
This simple, rhyming counting book is lots of fun – and you can see how much this family loves sharing it together. The wee boy loves taking the time to count the animals on each page and the way his mum points as she counts will help him learn. Mum really uses her voice to bring the book to life and her wee boy giggles along happily. This may be a simple book, but its lots of fun for toddlers.
VideoTuck Me In by Dean Hacohen and Sherry Scharschmidt
Jackson may be an active toddler – but he’s still keen to join in with this book. Mum uses lots of eye contact to engage him and involve him in the book. Jackson is keen to chat along, and join in the story with his mum. They have lots of fun reading it, so much so they actually read it again! You could even try adding in snoring sound effects as you send each animal off to sleep. This repetitive book will engage toddlers. It’s perfect for any time – but especially perfect for bedtime.
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