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PostSubject: Kids recommendations   Sun 18 May 2008 - 7:39

This photo reminded me that sometimes it is good to hear what other kids like reading:
If I had to think of Hannah's favourite books - it would be a long list but here are some standouts that she regularly likes to look at - the one with a DS theme is the little board book I Can Can You? Otherwise she likes this Dorothy one. Old classics like Brown Bear and Where is the Green SHeep are also fantastic choices for her - that is where her signing took off - all those animals and colours to learn cheers . Does anyone have other books that their 2- 5 yearold loves? I'd like to know...
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PostSubject: Re: Kids recommendations   Sun 18 May 2008 - 22:21

Hi Shelley,

Isabella (3.3!) loves Brown Bear, Time for Bed, Hungry Caterpillar - there are very good reasons they have been around for years. I'll try and search out some of the others she loves (she absolutely loves books full stop).
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PostSubject: Re: Kids recommendations   Mon 19 May 2008 - 13:44

My two little ones love "Peepo", it was actually my 14 year old's book when he was little and he loved it too.

They also love any Spot books, Cat, Where is the Green Sheep, Koala Lou and any other Mem Fox books. They are now into ABC and counting books. We have so many books, I'm addicted to buying them Wink

Love the photo...what a little doll baby with that gorgeous hair surrounded by her pink linen...too cute!
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PostSubject: Re: Kids recommendations   Mon 19 May 2008 - 19:30

We are book :study: mad in this house too clap
If my memory serves me well, which it sometimes doesnt(a whole other story) Rolling Eyes All my kids loved Spot too, ive still got some of their original Spot books saved here clap . But my Mundi Shower of love the "Little Bill" series, they are written by Bill Cosby, i had to order them from the US. And Wombat Stew was another favourite.
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PostSubject: Re: Kids recommendations   Tue 20 May 2008 - 7:04

Yup Spot is popular here - havn't tried Wombat Stew though - I think the brats might like that. Edwina the Emu is pretty popular at the moment - we even painted some Edwina's last week Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Kids recommendations   Tue 20 May 2008 - 7:13

We're big Dr Seuss fans here Very Happy We were in the Dr Seuss book club for a while so have a good collection. He really knew how to play with language Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Kids recommendations   Tue 20 May 2008 - 10:15

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havn't tried Wombat Stew though - I think the brats might like that.
Yes i think they would, my kids loved that they could do a silly dance to a song in the book, you can nearly make a little play act out of it.
At the moment the post office has a pack of 4 books for 9.95, in it is Wombat Stew,Blossom Possum,Sebastian lives in a hat, and One woolly wombat. All australian animal stories cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Kids recommendations   Tue 20 May 2008 - 16:28

thanks - that is a great tip - I'll have to call in at the PO tomorrow! We don't ahve any of those - we do have the Bunyip of Berkely Creek but that is all I think. LOVE the Dr here too - Hop on Pop and Green Eggs are our favourites Very Happy .
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PostSubject: Re: Kids recommendations   Tue 20 May 2008 - 17:09

Our Post Office is selling them for $12.95....was very tempted this afternoon but I had to resist... Reading

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PostSubject: Re: Kids recommendations   Mon 26 May 2008 - 7:10

This is probably of little use - but I thought I'd mention it in case the opportunity arises again Wink ... We took the brats to see Mem Fox read some of her books yesterday as part of the Sydney Writers Festival. It was fantastic. Hannah has some anxiety at 'events' like that but it has slowly been improving as we just keep taking her places!! Laughing (Wiggles on Thursday clap ) she watched the whole thing and 'went off like a frog in a sock' when Mem read Where is the Green Sheep. The whole thing was really well done - powerpoint was used, she read about 4 books and did it while telling the children about her life. The new one due out in Sept is gorgeous - Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes. We were a bit unsure as to whether the brats would get much out of it - but found that they really liked it - so should the opportunity present itself - I'd say highly recommended for all you book lovers out there!
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PostSubject: Re: Kids recommendations   Mon 26 May 2008 - 7:58

I absolutely love Mem Fox. She is a wonderful story teller for little kids. Can't believe I missed it!

Thanks for posting the recommendation Shelley
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PostSubject: Re: Kids recommendations   Mon 26 May 2008 - 20:47

I bought the book "Brown Bear, Brown Bear what do you see?" today....my kids love it.
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PostSubject: Re: Kids recommendations   Mon 26 May 2008 - 21:23

It's an awesome book Karen. You should look at Time for Bed by Mem Fox as well - it's a great bedtime book. Both those are the big faves in this house.
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PostSubject: Re: Kids recommendations   Wed 2 Jul 2008 - 17:07

I finally got a copy of Wombat Stew yesterday - brats love it of course ... "Wombat stew, wombat stew, Gooey, brewy, Yummy, chewy, Wombat stew!" ...yep - its our new favourite song! ROFL - thanks for the recommendation lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Kids recommendations   Wed 2 Jul 2008 - 17:45

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It's an awesome book Karen. You should look at Time for Bed by Mem Fox as well - it's a great bedtime book. Both those are the big faves in this house.

Di...I did end up buying the Time for Bed book too...it's adorable. Love snuggling with my babies and reading it...such a cute book. Thanks for the recommendation Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Kids recommendations   Wed 2 Jul 2008 - 21:39

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- its our new favourite song! ROFL - thanks for the recommendation lol!
Yeh Shelly, i knew you and the brats would love it. Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Kids recommendations   Wed 2 Jul 2008 - 21:54

Hey Karen, I don't even read the book to the Isabella anymore, I just go through it all off by heart as I put her in her pj's or as I'm tucking her in. I was so surprised the other day as I was 'saying it' and at the cat bit she snuggled in, at the bee phrase she did the 'I love you' sign, at the foal bit she did a 'shhh' sign and at the deer phrase she came in for a kiss. I do it in complete random order (coz I haven't bothered remembering the right order ;-)).

SO glad you liked it. I think it's a book every family should have.

Now I'm going to have to go out and buy wombat stew !
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PostSubject: Re: Kids recommendations   Wed 2 Jul 2008 - 22:24

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Now I'm going to have to go out and buy wombat stew !
Yes Di, and when we have our meet up i want to see you and Shelly sing the song for me, oh and the dance, you have to dance whilst you sing it. lmao
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PostSubject: Re: Kids recommendations   Mon 7 Jul 2008 - 20:34

Paige has a few Sesame Beginnings board books she loves, and one board book about animals she adores also. She points to the animals and wants me to make their sounds for her.
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PostSubject: Re: Kids recommendations   Mon 7 Jul 2008 - 20:47

~Danni~ wrote:
wants me to make their sounds for her.
Except for dog - woo woo woo I can picture her now Very Happy Won't be long before you're pointing at the pics and SHE's making the sounds Very Happy

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