Welcome to my Bedtime Story of the Month series. When I am not being a Mummy or a Blogger I am a School Librarian for load of teenagers. I see every day why it is so important to read to our little ones as early as possible. I can’t stress enough how much of a difference reading to and with your young children makes for them later in life. So with this in mind I thought I would begin to share some favourite books in our house Every month I will share a new story that we have been enjoying at bedtime.. Little Man has a bedtime story every night; it is one of my favourite parts of the day and really helps to settle him.
So lets get started for July. July’s story is one of my old favourites. I remember my Mum reading it to me and now both she and I read it to Little Man. It is We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and beautifully illustrated by Helen Oxenbury.
This is a lovely story all about a family going on a bear hunt! They go through snowstorms, wind, rain to name a few on their adventure. The story is repetitive which is great for toddlers; Little Man knows the bear hunt chant off by heart. It is great fun to tell as it used sounds that little ones can replicate. When they find the bear, the story takes us back the way they have come till they get home.
The illustrations are so endearing; Little Man loves to watch the children going through the forest and the snow and really gets involved. He can often be found chatting away to himself about a bear hunt that he is going on! When a story can stick in a 2 year olds mind like this, that to me is a kids book that has it just right. Sometimes, the old ones are the best!
Have you read We’re Going on a Bear Hunt with your little one? As always, I am constantly on the look out for new bedtime stories for Little Man and I to share together so if you have any recommendations please let me know.
Have a lovely day.