It is no secret that I love children’s books. Anyone that has seen our book cases knows that we have our own library. While Ben has always loved story time more recently he has taken to reading the books himself and to others. Andrew informed me that he was reading his favourite book Busy Garage by Rebecca Finn to his friend Humpty Dumpty this morning. Very Cute!! Here are a few of his favourites.
Ben loves ABC Kids and for those who know him this is hardly anything new. He loves to join in when the bee comes on the screen and the children say A, B, C. As a teacher I was never a huge fan of kids watching TV. Well…… as a parent I need it for survival but I have to admit I have felt guilty at times turning it on. I do make sure he is not watching rubbish! He loves loves loves ‘Postman Pat’!!!! I was excited to see and hear Ben make some links between what he had watched on TV and the books we read. I was reading away to him the other night when he pointed to the text and said ‘A, B, C’. I was very excited and a tiny bit of the guilt disappeared. I am constantly amazed at the links Ben is making. It must be the Early Childhood Teacher in me.
His favorite books at the moment are On the Go by Jan Jugran, Noisy Noisy Vroom by Ronnie Randel and Bob the Builder – Push and Pop Up Book. All of these are new books he received for his birthday – thanks!! Ben also enjoys exploring other types of print – our novels, junk mail, and the local paper. He is particularly found of Daddy’s motorbike magazines.
Ben loves books, which we are very happy about as I have a huge collection from being a teacher and have a great love of children’s books. I thought it would be nice to record his favourites from month to month. He knows what he likes. He chooses books himself and will bring them to you to read but will also push a book away if he doesn’t like it. He has a book cupboard which he sits at daily and pulls out books and sits and reads them. We seem to accumulate a small pile of books to read at bedtime and If I try to skip some he digs to find them in the pile. Benjamin and Andrew also like to read the magazine – Australian Motorcycle News.
His favourites at the moment are: “Dig Dig Digging” by Margaret Mayo and Alex Ayliffe, “Mice Squeak-We Speak” by Tomie do Paola (A poem by Arnold L Shapiro) and “Where is the Green Sheep?” by Mem Fox and Judy Horacek. He also likes to read “Peek-a-Boo” by InnovativeKids. I have put photos of us in this book and he is beginning to tell me who it is. It is such a joy to read with him.