Wednesday, 24 October 2012

The Gallery - Books! ..(Glorious Books)


I think there is nothing more important than reading for a child, get rid of every learning aid and toy you have, but as long as you have a book, there is no reason why your child can't learn from it. Reading, pronunciation  spelling.. All comes from picking up a book. I used to read to Aalliyah when she was a matter of weeks old! 



Aalliyah is a massive bookworm. She always has her nose deep into the pages of a book whenever she has some spare time. She reads every night before bed, when she comes home from school (as part of her homework) and all the spare minutes in between.




She took part in a summer reading challenge at our local library and has since fallen in love with the place. We visit every weekend and she gets lost in the rows upon rows of books. She normally comes out with around 10 books.. Enough to see her through the week, but if she enjoys a particular book there is no doubt she could read it in one sitting.

One of her favourite authors is Roald Dahl , so there is no surprise what costume I made her for world book day?!


"Ooompa Loompa Doopadee Dooo.. I've Got Another Puzzle For You"


As for me? I prefer the darker side of the library ;-)

Have used ebook reading apps before but there is something magical about getting books out at the library, the crinkle of the pages and the smell of the print! 

This weeks Gallery theme is Books.. Head over to Sticky Fingers and check out some other entries :-)




27 comments:

  1. That costume is just amazing! Love it :)

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  2. That's a good costume for World Book Day

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  3. Fab Costume,love the green hair, i agree its much better to vist the library xx

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    1. Thanks hun, Oh it stained my bath something rotton! lol.. Cant beat the smell of an old book x

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  4. Loving the costume! See that she likes Horrid Henry, Jamster is a huge fan of those. Minxy lives Roald Dahl too :)

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    1. Thanks Emz, Yep she has a HH box set which she has re read so many times, aww i loved Roald Dahl .. reminds me of middle school lol xxx

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  5. Great post and a fantastic costume. I'm trying to get my six year old into Roald Dahl.

    Herding Cats

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    1. Thanks very much, Once Aalliyah read her first RD she was hooked. Try The magic finger! Thats a great one to start with as not a long book, but very exciting! x

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  6. Love that costume, it's great when they love books x

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    1. Thank you.. Yes sadly I know alot of children who havent picked up a book in years, much rather go out or watch tv :( x

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  7. LOVE the Ooompa Loompa costume! She looks great. Roald Dahl is such a great children's author x

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    1. Thanks very much, Oh I loved him as a child the books are so good.

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  8. I totally agree with you about books! You have inspired me to make better use of the library.

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    1. Aww thats fantastic! I hadnt visited in so long but Im in love with it again now :-)

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  9. What A Great Way To join In With World Book Day ... Memories Flood Back To Me Dressing Up To Read Stories to The children I Worked With ... Oh Happy Day's x

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    1. I love the chance to make something, reminds me of all the days like that we had when I was at school x

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  10. Totally agree. Nothing better than books from the library. We read my son Harry Potter from three weeks old. We got as far as the fourth book before he got old enough to want a picture book at bedtime!

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    1. Something exciting about visiting the library I hadnt gone for years and after taking my daughter in the summer, fell in love with it again x

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  11. Brillant costume!
    I've never been able to cope with horror stories - I get too involved!

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    1. Oh I love horrors! And they are always so much better than movies.. One that does play on my mind far too much is the shining lol x

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  12. awww love the costume she looks fab..
    fab blog follwing your blog now xx

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    1. Thanks very much.. Still very early days.. xx

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