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My best cuddle ups are with my grandchildren, snuggling under a duvet on the sofa, eating pizza and watching a magical film.
Best of all, my grandchildren love being read to. My granddaughter, who is eight now, has inspired most of my books. I love writing for her. She has an astounding vocabulary and is an exceptionally advanced reader. She absolutely loves books. My grandson (fifteen months) is already following in his sister’s footsteps and displays incredible concentration when being read to. I shared my love of language and love of quirky words and rhymes with my daughter. Both of us were singers (my first career) and also love singing stories into life.
Perhaps a natural appreciation of language is generational. After all, when we are enthusiastic about vocabulary, we pass on that enthusiasm to our children. I never believe in underestimating our little ones and what they are capable of ‘grokking’! Surrounding our little ones with a duvet of rich language will enable them to learn comfortably and subliminally!
After all this talk about the moon this week and it now being Cuddle-Up Day, how about cuddling up with a lovely story about the moon?
In this story, the princess of the golden moon falls out of the sky and worries that she will never find her way back home. Martha hears her crying in the forest and the two girls become friends. As the princess has never seen water before, the girls have a lovely adventure discovering its nature. The princess hopes that if she follows the shimmering stream which threads through the forest, it will lead her home. Will she find her way back home to her mother-the-moon?
This is a lovely bedtime story to snuggle up with that also inspires a question or two about the moon and the importance of water. Wishing you all a snug duvet of warm words! And if you have a mind to, you can SHOP HERE