Encouraging Children to Read with the Right Books #AD

Reading is something that’s always been important to me. For as long as I can remember I’ve always had a love for books.

My very earliest memory of reading was when I was in primary school. I remember our teachers asking us to bring our favourite book in for show and tell.

I was, and still am, a massive Enid Blyton fan so naturally the book I took into school was Enid Blyton’s ‘The Naughtiest Girl in School’. That’s the very first book I remember falling in love with. I’d read it over and over again, and every time I fell more and more in love with it!

As time went by I moved onto Enid Blyton’s classic Famous Five books. They were such an enjoyable, easy read.

Now that I’m an adult my love of books is still as passionate as it’s always been, and I’m hoping this will pass onto my children. In a lot of ways I think it already has.

My seven year old twin girls enjoy reading. Quite often in the mornings I’ll find them sitting on the sofa with the TV off just reading a book. It’s such a lovely sight to see.

In addition my husband and I always read our girls a bedtime story every night. We’re both keen to encourage our girls to read books. After all it’s a great way for them to increase their own vocabulary, learn new words and their spellings, but also to learn the meanings of new words too. It’s one of the reasons why we always ensure they have plenty of books to read, new and old!

The Book People recently teamed up with me by sending over some children’s books for our girls.

‘M’ has been a fan of the Rainbow Magic book series by Daisy Meadows since she first completed our local libraries summer reading competition last year. ‘R’ also took part in the summer reading challenge last year and quickly grew very fond of Holly Webb’s animal books.

The Book People very kindly sent us the following books:

  • Rainbow Magic: The Magical Talent Fairy Collection – 35 Books by Daisy Meadows
  • Rainbow Magic Beginner Reader: The Fairy Treasure Hunt
  • Sammy the Shy Kitten, A Kitten Called Tiger, Monty the Sad Puppy and The Unwanted Puppy by Holly Webb
  • The Magic Finger by Roald Dahl

The thing that I really like about the Rainbow Magic books is that each fairy has a different interest, and they’re not all typically girly things. For example there’s Francesca the Football Fairy and Rebecca the Rock ‘n’ Roll Fairy.

These books are great for children who are just starting to read independently. They’re easy to read, engaging and fun.

The Rainbow Magic Beginner Reader: The Fairy Treasure Hunt book was developed in conjunction with Early Years reading consultants and based on the most up-to-date educational research. The Rainbow Magic Beginner Reader books are the perfect way to introduce your child to the magical world of reading.

Much like the Rainbow Magic Books, the Holly Webb books are great for children who are just starting to read independently.

I really like that these books have illustrations inside them which helps bring the story to life. These books are perfect for any animal loving child.

Finally we move onto another classic author. Roald Dahl. The Magic Finger is the story of a little girl with magical powers. When someone makes her angry, she zaps a punishment on them with her magic flashing finger! This book is both funny and heart-warming, plus it’s a new edition which means it has a refreshed jacket to celebrate the Roald Dahl 100 anniversary celebrations.

If you’re trying to interest in your children in reading may I suggest any of the books mentioned above. They’re all fantastic reads and a great start for your child on their reading journey.

For the purpose of this review I was gifted the books mentioned above and received monetary compensation. All views and opinions are 100% my own.

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