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31/03/2017 at 15:19
Recent research shows that reading with your child for 20 minutes a day can have a hugely positive effect on your child’s confidence and, once your child’s goes to school, on how they perform in class.
And it doesn’t matter what you read – picture book, story book, activity book – or what it’s about – animals, princesses, spaceships, favourite TV characters; the effect is still the same.
Egmont Publishing, the people behind the range of Teletubbies books that, like the TV show, are designed to help young children develop physically, intellectually and emotionally in a fun and playful way, would like to know all about how your spend time reading with your child.
And you could win £100 Amazon voucher, and a Teletubbies book bundle worth over £18, for telling them!
All you need to do is post on this thread to say what kind of books you and your child like to read together and why – and when in the day you try to find time to cuddle up and share a book together.
Don’t forget to tell us how old your child is, and please do feel free to post up pictures of your child reading – with you or another family member. Egmont would love that (and it increases your chances of winning the voucher).
Everyone who posts about what kind of book their child likes to read and why – and when in the day you read together – will be entered into a prize draw to win the £100 Amazon voucher and the Teletubbies book bundle (details below).
We’ll also pick 2 runners-up, who’ll each win the Teletubbies book bundle.
AND, if you post up a picture, too, we’ll put your name into the draw twice.
We'll keep this thread open until 10.30am on Friday April 28th, and we'll announce the winner's name, by Monday May 1st, on this thread.
This discussion is sponsored by Egmont Publishing, the largest specialist children’s book publisher in the UK. The Teletubbies book bundle includes: Teletubbies: My First Colouring Book; Teletubbies My First Sticker Book; Teletubbies: Magic Painting, and Teletubbies: The Tubby Custard Ride. Terms & conditions apply. Please note that comments and pictures you post here may be used by Egmont in future marketing material. You can find out more about the Egmont’s Teletubbies book here.
01/04/2017 at 07:49
My two children love The Elves & The shoe Maker as well as The Magic Porridge pot. They may be old style from when I was a child but I want to stick to traditional stories as opposed to some of the ones out now!
01/04/2017 at 08:06
I read everynight to my 3 year daughter and 9 year old too... I Suffer from dyslexia so i can struggle at times, this is really helpful and bonding time for us i love it. Peopoe forget to read to thier children and its sad. We tend to read sweet caring boots about child and mummy or animals friends one. E.g mummy bear baby bear,afraid of the dark,guess how much i love you. my eldest we take im turns reading the pages. Its great x
01/04/2017 at 08:26
My boys love to read the Biff, Floppy and Chipper books, their reading has come along massively reading these :)
01/04/2017 at 08:51
My son and I love Harry Potter. He is 6. We save reading the books until bedtime when we cuddle up ready for the next chapter. The trouble is my husband loves reading them too so we get a rather disjointed story as we take it in turns!
01/04/2017 at 09:14
My youngest (3) loves anything with interesting pictures - her favourite is The Very Hungry Caterpillar at the moment, although she will happily listen to anything! I've also just started reading again to my eldest (9), as I felt like she needed a bit of mum and daughter time, and it's been so lovely! We're reading Goodnight Mister Tom at the moment. I tend to read to them both in the evening as a bit of chilled out time before bed.
01/04/2017 at 09:28
My daughter is 6 and we have read together most days (barring illness etc) since she was a baby. It's a lovely chance to relax together and enjoy a special time exploring new and exciting worlds. She loves all types of books but is loving Holly Webb especially just now, although they choke me up a bit (sad I know!!!). I always read to her before bed, and she normally reads to me in the morning. I think it's one of the nicest things about being a parent :)
01/04/2017 at 10:08
My great niece is obsessed with Beatrix Potter & Peter Rabbit & she's just got the full set of Peter Rabbit books for her 4th birthday yesterday. She loves to hear all the stories after visiting Beatrix Potter's house in the Lake District with her Nana
01/04/2017 at 12:40
Me and my 7 year old read all the time. She loves reading anything but she's going through a Gruffalo phase right now, she loves it :)
01/04/2017 at 13:13
We love to read nursery rhyme books. Wen my daughter is tired we have cuddles and a story
01/04/2017 at 13:35
Me and my partner absolutely love reading with our son. Hes 4.5 and has just learned the skill of reading simple words himself. He is absolutely adorable reading! it makes our hearts melt. We love adventure books the most, because Jamie loves role playing as a super hero from his books! we also love classics like gruffalo. Jamie can read the entire story from memory alone! We both work full time so when we get home, Jamie reads his book he has from school to us after tea. Then at bed time we all go in to full story mood! we all take turns to read and act out from the book! its amazing how far he has come along and we all love family story time! :)
01/04/2017 at 13:47
It's essential to read with your child - reading helps so much as they get older. I love time spent together reading
01/04/2017 at 14:19
My 2 year old son loves anything by Julia Donaldson at the moment the favourites are Sharing a shell, One mole digging a hole and Toddler waddle. We love curling up on the bed after a bath and reading stories before sleep time.
01/04/2017 at 16:05
I love that my eldest (age6) is now into "chapter books" we snuggle up together just before bed and read a chapter of Harry Potter (just the first two books for now!) She is loving it but is excited to get stuck in to the faraway tree collection and the Ronald Dahl collection too!
She is currently teaching our youngest the joy of books too!
01/04/2017 at 16:06
Sorry - autocorrect - *Roald Dahl
01/04/2017 at 20:25
I've always made sure reading was in our daily routine from day 1. Even as brand new babies, I would read.
For a long time, my children really enjoyed interactive books, like "you choose, " which were largely picture based but where you could really discuss things that you liked or didn't like, things that you wanted and what you would do if you had the opportunity.
Later, we enjoyed reading chapters from larger books such as charlie and the chocolate factory.
I think it's a lovely time that we spend together reading as a family and a nice space of time before bed, that calms everyone down.
My sons are growing up fast, ages 7 and 10. As far as teletubbies, they used to absolutely love it but have outgrown that now - although my friends son is obsessed, so I would gladly pass on the teletubbie bundle to her, sure she'd be thrilled.
01/04/2017 at 21:46
My youngest is 3 , shes loves having cuddle while we read together. She loves all kinds of books but her favourites are rhyming books :)
01/04/2017 at 22:47
My sons are 8 and 10. We normally read a story together before they go to bed. I let the children choose the story. We have enjoyed the Roald Dahl stories, Jeremy Strong, David Wallaims, etc.
I think story time is important, as it educates, allows the children to unwind and engages their imaginations.
02/04/2017 at 10:34
Me and my 2 year old love reading the very hungry caterpillar. Such a classic book and lovely written and designed.
02/04/2017 at 10:52
I have 3 children - a 1 year old, a 3 year old and a 5 year old. My 5 year old loves to read Julia Donaldson books such as Room on the Broom and Stick Man. He goes to the library each week with school to choose a book to borrow and we always read these together every day. My 3 year old daughter loves to read Peppa Pig books and Disney stories together - her favourite is the Little Mermaid - she chooses books based on characters she likes. I haven't started reading to my 1 year old yet because she just wants to turn the pages!
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