We love the idea of creating a reading nook and taking the time with your little ones to read stories together. That’s part of the reason we made our Serena Nursing Chair with such a comfortable and wide seating area - so it can accommodate you and your little one for story time snuggles as they grow.
To celebrate World Book Day (4th March), we wanted to share some of our favourite children’s books with you.
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak A wonderful tale of adventure! After misbehaving, Max is sent to bed without any supper. Dressed in his wolf suit, he sails away to the land where the wild things live. Max soon starts to get lonely for home and when he arrives back, his supper is waiting for him. An award-winning story book written in 1963 and later made into a film by Spike Lee.
The Friendship Fairies Go To School by Lucy Kennedy Multi-talented Lucy Kennedy has a gorgeous series of books all about the adventures of The Friendship Fairies. In this adventure, the friendship fairies help younger children learning how to make friends. Beautifully illustrated and holding all the fun and charm that Lucy is so well known for.
Take Five by Niall Breslin When Freddie sees all the presents his friend Ben gets for his birthday, he feels a bit sad. Nana teaches Freddie how to be thankful for everything he has – together they count all the wonderful things in their lives. This gratitude trick is a helpful technique for dealing with the uncomfortable and often confusing feelings of jealousy that children inevitably encounter.
The World Needs More Purple People by Kristen Bell Frozen alum Kristen Bell (the voice of Anna) has new challenge for you and your kids: become a purple person by embracing what makes YOU special while finding common ground with those around you. A gorgeous story for children about embracing the things that bring us together as humans.
Little People, Big Dreams by Maria Isabel A fabulous series of books showing how little people can achieve big dreams. They tell the story of inspiring people like Malala Yousafzai, David Attenborough, Charles Darwin and Freida Kahlo. They also have a great selection of free resources on their website, like colouring sheets and downloadable bookmarks.
It's not always easy to remember to mind yourself. With little ones to care for, we often put ourselves to the back of the queue. So here's your reminder, don't forget you have to practise self-care too.