Have you tried reading your toddler a textured book? They’re great fun for both parent and baby – you do the reading, and Baby can follow along, touching the characters in the stories with their little fingers.
Usborne touchy-feely books are shorties, and some have a wintry theme: reindeer, polar bears … My little girl and I are enjoying the Snowman, and his lovely red furry scarf and bouncy orange nose. Anything animal related usually goes down a treat.
If you’re looking for tips on what to read your baby or toddler, try our It’s never too soon list for reading suggestions for under fives.
And if want to add to your picture book collection at home (without breaking your budget), check out our monthly book sales.
Intrepica : A high-quality play-based literacy resource with more than 10,000 activities online for children of all ages and ability. Children and parents can select from activities focusing on pre-reading skills, phonics, reading, spelling, vocabulary, grammar and comprehension in a fun, exciting and safe online environment. Users progress through progressively harder tests and earning trophies and coins for completing games which they can then “spend” dressing their avatar up in outfits and costumes!
What makes Intrepica special?
- Incentive-based learning.
- Credits awarded for every exercise.
- A safe online world of visually rich activities.
- Children learn and have fun at the same time.
You can access Intrepica and many other useful electronic resources from home with your library card number and PIN, or at our community libraries.
Don’t forget our other new kids electronic resource, TumblebookLibrary is an online collection of Tumblebooks – animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love. TumbleBooks are created by adding animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books in order to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you.
Get amongst these free resources for library members.