Growing up one of my earliest memories is my mum tucking me up in bed at night and reading me a bedtime story. I used to love hearing fairy tales about princesses and folk tales and as I grew older I remember the first ever Roald Dahl book my mum read to me George’s Marvellous Medicine. This book followed me through my childhood and it soon became a firm favourite of my two boys who are both now young men.
Now I have a little girl I am excited to read the Roald Dahl collection with my daughter and hopefully, she will develop my love of reading as she grows up and curious to see which her favourite will be.
Roald Dahl Collection
A fantastic new Roald Dahl collection has arrived at Very bringing books to life in children’s bedrooms with matching bedding and pyjama sets. My favourite Is the Matilda bedding and pyjamas, I wish these had been available when I was a little girl!
The collection also features characters from the Enormous Crocodile, BFG and the Witches. The collection is for children aged 3 to 10 years and starts from as little as £15 so would make perfect birthday and Christmas gifts for friends and family members. For every sale from the exclusive collection, Very will donate all profits* to reading charity, Coram Beanstalk.
Reading With Your Children – Roald Dahl Classics
For any child that struggles to read a book my advice Is to start introducing fun stories for you both to read together. What books can be more fun than this 15 book collection of Roald Dahl classic stories. We all hold at least one Roald Dahl stories close to our hearts, These timeless classics share stories of bravery, adventure, self-belief and most of all so much fun and giggles.
I still smile when I recall my primary school teacher reading us the Little Red Riding Hood from Revolting Rhymes and the whole class in hysterics.
Reading With Your Children – Tips to help children enjoy reading
1. Make books a part of family life – Always have books around at home. That way you and your children are ready to get reading, even if it’s only for ten minutes. Having a family library or reading shelves in the home helps let young ones make their own book choices.
2. Join your local library – Get your child a library card. They’ll be able to get their hands on hundreds of fantastic books. Let them choose what they want to read to help them develop their own interests.
3. Read about something they’re interested in – Help your child find the right book for them. It doesn’t matter if it’s fiction, poetry, comic books or non-fiction. My son used to even enjoy reading the writing on cereal boxes as a young child and now reads novels every day.
4. All reading is good – Don’t rule out non-fiction, comics, graphic novels, magazines or leaflets. Reading is reading and it’s all worthwhile.
5. Get comfortable! – Snuggle up together somewhere warm and cosy, whether it’s in bed, on a beanbag or on the sofa. And make sure your child has somewhere comfy to read on their own too. We like to make reading corners in our home filled with comfy pillows, blankets and teddy bears.
6. Ask questions – To keep them interested in the story, ask your child questions as you read but not too many as then you will make it seem like a test. Use voices to match the characters and make props for your favourite characters.
7. Read whenever you get the chance – Have a book or magazine with you for any time your child has to wait, like at the doctors or the dentist.
8. Read favourites again and again – Encourage your child to re-read the books and poems they love. Re-reading helps to build fluency and confidence.
9. Enjoy bedtime stories – Read with your kids at bedtime as often as you can. It’s a great way to end the day and to spend valuable time with them.
10. Make the most of rhyme and repetition – Books and poems with rhymes and repeated words or phrases are great for getting your kids to join in and remember the words.
Whatever and wherever you read just try to get your child into the habit of picking up a book, It is the best tool you can give your child for their future.