Bedtime stories are that last bit of quality time to spend with the kids for the day. Your ‘shift’ is essentially over (unless they like to wake up in the night) and it is a good routine to establish to get them to sleep. I tend to read two books and this Orla Kiely hardback Creatures picture book I picked up from our latest trip to the Horniman museum shop, is one of them. Technically I don’t have to read it because there are no words, except for the name of each animal against a Kiely print.
This is the chance to get them to read to you. It builds their confidence because they recognise and can name the animal, plus it is further engraving the word and spelling of the animal so they later recognise and can identify in other books. This is perfect for grown ups who are fans of Orla Kiely designer prints, and perfect for young children.
How about during the day, you and the kids attempt to recreate your favourite animal prints in a drawing or painting?