We recently joined up to a local book exchange club via Facebook that a lovely friend of mine has started. The club selects a book buddy for your child each month and you exchange addresses – then the fun part begins!
We went to a bookshop in Norwich to choose a fun book – something different and one that our buddy may not already have. Thomas chose a lovely collection of Christmas stories and songs – he’s already so excited about next month – it’s the first year he really ‘gets’ Christmas!
We had a lovely surprise waiting for us when we got home – a big parcel with the little man’s name on it on the doorstep – cue great excitement – the post is a big deal in our house!
He received two lovely books -‘Is There A Dog In This Book?’ by Viviane Schwarz and ‘The Deep Dark Wood’ by Algy Craig Hall & Ali Pye. Both brilliant reads and we highly recommend them.
It’s really given us a reason to sit down together – all of us, twins included – although I do have to wrestle with all of them to turn the page! It’s tricky to read with two babies on your lap but another skill to master! We’ve always read bedtime stories but it’s nice to sit together during the day too with a book.
The loveliest thing is that our buddy had included a special letter, drawing and photo in the parcel too 🙂
If you ever get a chance to join a book club with your little ones I definitely recommend it! The process of choosing a book for your buddy, writing a little letter or drawing, posting it then receiving another in return is a really special experience and we’re now so excited for next month!