In fairy tales, things will always feel more perfect than in life. The dashing prince will find the fairest maiden for his wife…Well…you might be shocked to hear this, but even fairies fart! (Jennifer Stinson)
Today I just wanted to share some thoughts I had recently about literacy programs.
Each child has the the right to learn and be immersed in literacy in libraries, each person that walks through the doors should feel as valuable as the person before and after them.
I am not normally a Peppa Pig reader, but when I saw this absolutely adorable board book I knew I needed to share it with you all. I didn’t realise just how delightful it was until I started the Happy Birthday song from the button on the top right hand corner.
This book is a classic example of making literacy and reading fun.
The first time I opened this book I instantly loved it. The story begins with Mr Moot living his happy quiet life with his beloved Fluffywuffy. He wasn’t troubled by anything, that is until cousin Clarence decides to move in for …”a week…or a month, or quite possibly a year!” Mr Moot was optimistic that it wouldn’t be so bad, fluffywuffy remained knowingly silent.
Listen. What do you hear?
The first words in the book are on a blank page and they instantly awakened my senses and curiosity saw me turning to the next page.
“Today I woke up to the silence of a new morning.”
The next page, I literally had a small gasp and a large smile as the beautiful illustrations greeted me. From this moment I knew I was hooked, that beautiful beaming face that is Olivia, and the beautiful morning greeting the reader through the curtains.
Each time I do a Throwback Thursday post, I am always reminded how very blessed I am to have been exposed to the wonderful world of literacy from such an early age. I am sure most of us have grown up with the Little Golden Books, I know that they were a staple book in our house and we had many. I still have Heidi that was gifted to me from my nanny and poppy just before I turned 1.