Bookbug May Roundup: Top weblinks for parents
Want to find out what's been happening in the world of Bookbug and beyond? We've rounded up a summary of our top news picks from May to share with you.
Thank you for celebrating Bookbug Week 2014
Bookbug would like to say a big thank you to everyone who helped celebrate Bookbug Week 2014! We hope you had a fantastic time at one of the hundreds of events across Scotland and enjoyed sharing a book, rhyme and a cuddle with your little one. Our flagship event at North Inch Park in Perth was a big success and you can see some lovely photos from the day on our Facebook page.
Win a copy of Rosie’s Walk by Pat Hutchins
If you fancy winning a copy of Rosie’s Walk by Pat Hutchins you'd better be quick! Our Book of the Month competition is open until midnight on Saturday 31 May. This colourful, classic tale is sure to delight readers young and old. To enter, head over to the Book of the Month page and answer the simple question. Good luck!
Get some tips on sharing books with your baby
We also turned the spotlight on Illustrator Cate James. Find out who inspired her and get an insight into what life is like for a busy illustrator.
Did you know that crawling, spinning and jumping can have a impact on your child’s literacy development? Take a look at Tracy Cooper’s latest blog to find out more.
Discover our latest book lists
If you need some inspiration for your next book to share together, we’ve got lots of new themed book lists on our website to help.
In honour of Bookbug’s Big Sports Day, we compiled some lists about getting sporty and active:
You can also share in the excitement of sports day with some of your favourite characters and find a perfect football-themed read to share at halftime. If you want to take it easy, why not join some of these classic characters for a stroll?
If you’ve got some budding little artists at home, we’ve got some brilliant colourful books about creativity to inspire them. Help your baby discover more about eyes, noses and wriggly toes with these great books about the body.
Elsewhere in the book world...
- Laugh, cringe and relate to this Netmums article on ten things not to say to a pregnant woman. And breathe a small, quiet sigh of relief that you’re not the only one with these lies parents tell their kids from Buzzfeed.
- If you need a craft or activity idea to occupy a wet afternoon or quiet weekend, there are lots of ideas to keep little ones busy! Buzzfeed also shared some of the best toddler crafts while Octavia and Vicky’s Baby Obstacle Course looks like a lot of fun. Make celery more fun with this brilliant flower painting idea and set up your own bubble wrap hopscotch at home.
- If your little ones can’t get enough of books, Buzzfeed have got some brilliant bookish gift ideas for babies. You can also get some top tips from bloggers on encouraging a love of reading in your home over at Mum in the Madhouse.
- The Guardian honoured Elmer, one of the most beloved picture book characters with a lovely post on celebrating difference. While you’re on their website, take a look at the latest Family Reviews for some more book suggestions.
- Being a parent is a big enough challenge, but how do you manage it when you also have OCD? This brave blog post from How to be a Domestic Disgrace is an eye-opening read for all parents.
- Finally, if the toys in your house could talk, what would they say? We loved this Netmums post revealing the inner thoughts of one household’s toy collection!