Reading is a big thing in our house, I’ve always read to the girls from a very early age, I think it’s a great way to develop their little imaginations and encourage their love of stories. Lili loves books but unfortunately isn’t the biggest fan of reading. Poppy on the other hand is eager to learn and is already (she’s four) showing really good progress. I have a feeling she’s going to be the bookworm of our family.
We were excited to discover that our favourite breakfast cereal, BEAR Alphabites, has teamed up with Puffin Books to create the BEAR and Puffin’s Big Book Club. They’ve created an online hub packed full of fun activities, including a ‘Book of the Month’ released each month, as well as extracts from classic children’s books and brand new releases. You can also print off downloadable activity sheets and games to go along with the books.
Setting up a Book Club at Home
We thought it would be fun to set up our own book club at home, so the girls invited their friends over and created a book corner in our kitchen-diner. Each ‘member’ got their own BEAR and Puffin Book Club badge and the big girls read a book aloud. They also ate some yummy Alphabites and then started to recreate some of the scenes and the characters from the book. They also used the magnets that come free inside each pack to fuel their imagination and make up more stories.
It was all very sweet and lovely to see. It’s amazing how kids can really step into the characters and use their imaginations to create these different worlds in their minds.
Why we love BEAR Alphabites
BEAR Alphabites are made with just six simple ingredients, five whole grains, as well as natural coconut blossom nectar. They contain no refined sugar, salt, artificial colours or flavours – the girls think they’re delicious!
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