So, each day I aim to read Elka a few stories from her little books. Please note that this is an aim, which means it doesn’t always happen! My mum and dad have given Elka quite a few books, as have friends and family. There are some really cool books out there, most of my favourites being Mem Fox titles. I do really like one my mum gave Elka too though, it’s called ‘Goodnight Little One’ by Margaret Wise Brown and has the most adorable illustrations. Elka seems to love it.

There are also some rather interesting books. One in particular, is a collection of stories called Peter Rabbit Bedtime Tales by Beatrix Potter and it has some, well, frankly hilarious language in it. I’ve had to spend a significant amount of time explaining some of the meanings of words to little Elka! Ha!

Check out the images for the examples I’m talking about.

 

Beatrix Potter knows how to write!

Beatrix Potter knows how to write!

Poor Peter- always in a pickle!

Poor Peter- always in a pickle!

So, although Elka is only 7 weeks old now, she should now know the meaning of hospitable, savoury, lard, commence, tedious, implored and exert! I’m even thinking of starting a vocabulary wall to keep her up to date with the language in some of the books! It’s actually really fun reading her the Beatrix Potter stories though- they definitely keep me entertained!

I’d love to know what some of the best books you read to your kids are!