My 4 year old daughter is finally reading and I am overjoyed. It took time, patience, persistence, a lot of repetition, but also help from a range of tools such as books, videos, letter cut outs etc. that I found crucial to making learning letters and eventually beginning to read fun. I am constantly encouraging them both to learn as ultimately parents are their children’s first teachers.
I visited Dorling Kindersley for a focus day with my 3 year old. They had a range of test slots throughout the day and we attended the one for children aged between 2-4. The guys at Dorling Kindersley wanted to see what the parents and also the children thought of the books that had been laid out for us to look at. From the second my daughter saw the “My first Doodle Book for Girls” published by Dorling Kindersley exclusively for Sainsbury’s she was hooked!!!
She enjoyed drawing in the book and erasing the pictures:
In fact she enjoyed it so much that when it came to the time to change books and give feedback on something else I struggled to get the book off her. After a moment of genius, a quick distraction saw me hiding the book amazingly fast whilst her head was turned. We went on to discover another lovely book with animals. She absolutely loved it and was very excited to find a panda there, she loves pandas!!!!
The books ranged from creative to themed with movable parts and words, all of which were to help encourage children to develop a love of books from a young age and to educate in various ways. It was fun and interesting for the little ones to see a whole selection of new books and also interesting for me to see my little girls reaction when introduced to different themed books. Each child was allowed to select a book from those looked at to take home. Guess what we selected?
We had a great time there and wanted to say a big thank you to Dorling Kindersley for inviting us.