Books have a special role in our house, Dexter loves to read and our bedtime routine alone consists of 5 books and our crafty little man knows how to stretch that number to the very limit, picking up large books or books that contain more than one story and trying to sell us on the fact that it only counts as one. I adore that he loves books, they’re so important for developing vocabulary and knowledge, stimulating imagination, and studies also show that reading helps prepare your little ones for academic education.
We have a wide variety of books but I do tend to gravitate towards those that have something to teach us, I love a story that helps Dexter understand a concept or teaches him a coping strategy all in the guise of a fun children’s story. I like books that allow me to talk with Dexter about behaviour, how it makes us feel and what we can do when it happens and I really do believe that adding books like this amongst those that are just plain fun enriches his knowledge and gives him solid foundations that will help carry him through challenges in later life.
I was recently sent a copy of new children’s book Mitchell the Pixel to review. Written by Leon James Widewould and aimed at children 3-7, Mitchell the Pixel explores concepts like friendship, bullying and forgiveness in a rhyming style children can easily understand and relate to.
Mitchell the pixel is a digital square.
He lives in your computer and doesn’t have hair.
Join him as he explores what it is to have friendship,
face up to bullies and find forgiveness.
While all along, staying true to his unique self.
We’ve enjoyed reading Mitchell the Pixel, Dex is not quite two and a half yet but even this early it has allowed us to talk about how we feel when we get left out and what we can do to make sure we include our friends. We’ve also talked about what to do when people are being mean to us and how it’s important to say sorry when we are accidentally mean to our friends.
I have three copies of Mitchell the Pixel to give away, for your chance to win simply comment here and tell me what your favourite learning type book (one that helps you teach something or explains a concept to your child) is and what it helps you teach your child.
This giveaway ended on 3rd August 2012.