Welcome back to my Bedtime Story of the Month series. When I am not being a Mummy or a Blogger I am a School Librarian for a 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 October. I couldn’t go any longer with this series without mentioning one of Little Man’s all time favourite books The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson.
I am sure most of you are aware of the story of The Gruffalo. If you are not it is based around a clever little mouse who meets three animals that want to eat him so he invents a Gruffalo to frighten them off with, except the Gruffalo turns out to be real so the mouse tricks him too. This another story that Little Man can recite himself. He is a huge fan of The Gruffalo book & film and we even went on a walk to find him in a real forest! The story is a Julia Donaldson classic, using rhyming and humour to engage our little ones.
The illustrations are beautiful and make the story even more appealing to little ones. It is one story I never get sick of reading, you can mess around with the voices of each animal and make it such a fun read. It is great for bedtime and just the right length for that time of day. I would highly recommend The Gruffalo’s Child too, the follow on.
We are always on the lookout for new bedtime stories so please let me know if you have any recommendations.
Have a lovely day.
If you would like to see any of the other posts in this series, you can find them here