BOOKSHELF: 2-3 YEAR OLDS
Fun, beautiful tales that introduce the world to pre-readers
After several requests following the introduction of Bookshelf, this month is for two- to three-year-olds, and we’re now including an excerpt for each title. Thanks so much for the feedback! Keep it coming.
Children between the ages of two and three are now able to follow storylines, so it’s nice to introduce books that have a little more about them than just describing things. Simply tailor your reading style to suit their attention span.
Stories that explain their little world and familiar concepts and routines are a hit at this age, and rhyming singsong language will help them start to join in and predict what’s coming. Beautiful graphics will draw them in and make the reading experience fun for the parents, too (as well as making their bookshelf look awesome, which is no bad thing when you’re a Fussy Bird).
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The much-loved author and illustrator of Miffy teaches colour and clothing with simple language and retro graphics.
They’ll soon join in with the swishing and swashing, squelching and splashing as they follow the family on their adventure.
A charming bedtime story that’s a favourite in our household. Wind down with the bunnies as they go through their bedtime routine. A gorgeous gift.
A little boy gets a penguin for his birthday and tries to make it talk in all sorts of funny ways. A laugh-out-loud book with surprises and a great finale.
Rhythmical text to introduce the idea of counting down with 3D caterpillars they’ll love to touch. They’ll soon start copying the sounds, and there’s a lovely pop–up butterfly surprise at the end.
A new, different colour animal on each page in tissue-paper collage illustrations with gentle rhyming as we find out what they can see. Repetition helps pre–readers join in.
Children in a classroom imagine the fun of being different animals. Beautiful illustrations, sweet rhymes and a mirror to remind them that the best thing they can be is themselves.
A lovely, gentle bedtime story that takes us through this endearing twosome’s nighttime routine with Mandy Sutcliffe’s beautiful pastel-coloured illustrations.
Dr Seuss introduces the names and sounds of letters in his typically wild and wacky way that turns the traditional alphabet on its head. Lots of fun.
The last of our Christmas gift guides! And there's something extra special about Christmas when there's a baby in the family, even if they don't know quite what's going on (and, let's face it, you're so tired, neither do you...). Here's our gorgeous selection of gifts, featuring small and unique Brands We Love so you can support the independents as much as we do.
Festive gift inspo for the little lords in your life. Whatever they're into, we think we've found something to bring a smile to their face this Christmas morning. Focusing on classic, quality gifts that will inspire curiosity and encourage creativity, these should keep them busy beyond Boxing Day.
Festive gift inspo for the little ladies
We love to review toys for Busy Bird - but sometimes the best review is just watching a child open the toy and play with it, that way you get their honest reaction. And this is just what happened when we were asked to be part of an 'unboxing' for goodtoknow.co.uk recently. Let's just say Wet Head is no fun when it's Mummy's head getting wet...