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Little Bookworms: April Book Recommendations

Kiddi Caru - 13th April 2022

Welcome to ‘Little Bookworms’ our online children’s book club! Join us each month to explore a variety of exciting and educational book themes, fun activities, and interesting facts.

Spring has certainly sprung over the last few weeks. With the birds chirping, the sun shining and plenty of daffodils to be seen. Within our nurseries, there has been lots of discussion around the spring with many enjoying activities such as meeting little lambs, watching chicks hatch and spending time outdoors.

The springtime provides an excellent opportunity to enhance your little ones understanding of the seasonal changes to the natural world.

This month, we have selected three spring themed books appropriate for each nursery age: babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Take a look at our recommendations below and explore the joys of spring with your little ones at home.

Babies: Hop Little Bunnies by Martha Mumford

This interactive book is full of the delights of spring, with lots of flaps to flip to reveal bunnies, chicks and lambs. The story is based on the popular nursery rhyme ‘Sleeping Bunnies’. This is a great book to get your little one excited in the lead up to Easter – or to explore the fun of an easter Egg hunt for the very first time!

 

Toddlers: Spring (Board Book) by Gerda Muller

‘Spring’ by Gerda Muller is one book from a series of four. With detailed illustrations, this picture book is a great introduction to the seasons, showcasing playing with lambs, sowing seeds, painting Easter eggs and looking out for baby birds. This book provides the perfect opportunity to spark creativity and encourage the imagination of your little one.

 

Preschool: The Woolly Bear Caterpillar by Julia Donaldson

Written by the author of The Gruffalo Julia Donaldson, this picture book takes a twist on the ugly duckling story. The story centres around little Woolly Bear Caterpillar who wonders what kind of moth she will be and undergoes a spectacular transformation. A great story to read with your child to uncover the wonders of nature’s lifecycles.

By introducing Little Bookworms, we hope to encourage and inspire parents to invest a little time each week to sit down with their child to read. Spending just 10 minutes a day reading and sharing stories with children can make a crucial difference to their future success and – it’s fun for all involved.

Together, let’s help build the bookworms of the future! Happy reading!

Does your little one have a favourite book? Tell us about it! Tag on social media or email [email protected] with a photo of your little one and their favourite book. Let us know why they have loved it so we can share the book with others.

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