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Books have a magical power to transport the reader into any world at any given point in time. We can sit at home and become completely immersed in somebody else's life. Best of all, books help to expand our understanding of different people and cultures as well as ourselves. When we read a story as a child, it becomes a part of our own identity. Reading a diverse range of books exposes children to an array of characters with different perspectives. This helps give children a heart for everyone, thus assisting in developing empathy. (De, @booksandbabycinos)Embracing Our Differences - December Suggestions
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10… A study several years ago by researchers from the Institute of Education in London found that children who receive bedtime stories from their parents as infants perform better in vocabulary and spelling but also in maths. Reading supports numeracy. Books are full of numbers and images for counting. (Kim, @bookbairn)Counting Up and Down - November Suggestions
Title: When I Grow Up
Author: Tim Minchin
Illustrator: Steve Antony
Age Group: 0-grown ups!
Synopsis: Based on the song from the Matilda musical, this is a lyrical poem about all the things a child dreams they will be when they grow up.
What will you be baby when you grow up? Will you …
Title: Masha and Her Sisters
Author/Illustrator: Suzy Ultman
Sometimes it’s hard to fit in with your siblings. If you have a brother or sister, you probably know what I mean. Maybe you have different interests, or maybe you’re just too far apart in age. But in …
Title: Two Can
Author: Smriti Prasadam-Halls
Illustrator: Ben Javens
Age Group: 0-4
Synopsis: A pair of siblings discover the joy of playing together.
I am somewhat apprehensive about how Bug and Peanut will get along. Bug is ecstatic about having a little sibling but as pleased as he is …