Reading with a child is one of the most important things you can do to help develop their vocabulary, bond and start a reading habit that could last a lifetime. Little Tiger and Caterpillar Books have sent me some of their lovely new releases to enjoy and share with you too.
Baby 101 Touch-and-Trace Series by Patricia Hegarty and Thomas Elliott.
Plant and Grow teaches little ones about how farmers sow their crops, what they need to grow and what happens to them when they’re ready. I love the tracks in the pages for little fingers to follow along and the fact that it introduces children to farming and a whole host of produce.
Build a House introduces children to the concepts of counting and 2D shapes with two sweet animal builders. When the house is ready, you can open the door and peep inside. The same tactile tracks and bold illustrations make this series a great interactive read.
The ‘Who Said..?’ Series by Yi-Hsuan Wu
‘Who Said Woof?‘ and ‘Who Said Moo?’ lead readers on a touch and feel journey, on the hunt for the animal who made the noise. With lots of unlikely pairings, sturdy flaps and furry creatures, there’s lots to explore. The repeated phrases are great for building word recognition and the mirrored page at the end guarantees lots of giggles!
The ‘Let’s Find The…’ Series illustrated by Alex Willmore
Let’s Find the Dinosaur and Let’s Find the Mermaid both have the most amazingly vibrant illustrations to enjoy as children travel deep under the ocean searching for a missing mermaid or stomping through the forest hunting for a dinosaur. There are peep-through, felt flaps and plenty of surprises in store. Both are great for building naming and descriptive vocabulary in little ones.
The ‘When I Grow Up’ series by Rosamund Lloyd, illustrated by Richard Merritt
I Want to Drive is a brilliant book about some of the different types of vehicle you could encounter in and around a city. Explore their ‘natural habitats’ and lift the sturdy flaps to reveal cross-sections of the vehicles – inquisitive minds can see what they’re like on the inside too.
I Want to Be explores some of the amazing careers children could have when they’re grown up. With over 30 flaps to investigate, readers will learn what each job entails and about some of the equipment they need to be able to use. Efforts have been made to challenge gender stereotypes in the job roles selected and to represent different ethnicities.
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*Thank you to Little Tiger Press for sending me these titles to review*