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Reading As A Child My Love Of Children’s Books

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Reading As A Child  My Love Of Children’s Books

Reading with kids is a fantastic thing to do. In fact reading children’s books for me is something I love more than reading adult books. Yep I said it. I think I have a deep love for children’s books.


I remember reading from a very young age. I remember my first reading book at school. It had the same word on every page…. the word was LOOK!  I had to read that word over and over and found it pretty boring. The thing is my mum had been reading with us since I could remember and we were reading the ladybird books way before we even went to school.

Eventually I read all the boring books and was able to go to the school library to choose my own stories. The books were boring and some I just didn’t enjoy. I loved the books at home and I loved going with my mum to the public library to find fun books to read.

As I got older I began reading younger books to my little brother. He loved it. One of our favourites to read together was each peach pear plumb. I still love it today and we have a copy for Sylvia.

I think I will always love kids books no matter what age my children are. Reading can be really fun and I guess it’s something that I’ve always loved. I’m blessed to have an amazing mum to encourage me and help me learn to read and am grateful for her educational influence. It really has helped me in my life.

Angela x


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  1. I adored reading as a child, and I’m so happy my son loves it when we read together. The books he has seem so much more interesting than the ones I had as a child – I hope reading turns into a great love for him as it has for me. #KLTR

  2. Oh I hated the school readers. They were all boring lol. Luckily I could read before I went to school so I didn’t have to read too many of them before I could go to the school library and choose my own too.
    And I love children’s books more than adult books as well 🙂

  3. Yes my mum introduced me to reading too. I went through a stage of ONLY reading books about horses and I remember my secondary school English teacher saying I needed to read more mature literature if I was ever going to get anywhere with English. Personally I think she should have had a few interesting suggestions ready (preferably with horses in) – she did not! So my point is, I’m going to ensure my kids always have access to books / comics they love – whatever genre as long as they are reading and enjoy it! #KLTR

  4. I’m the same as you, I adore children’s books and always will I think. We used to read Ladybird books too – did you read Puddle Lane ones? My in-laws gave us some of my husband’s old Puddle Lane books a few years back and they evoked such happy memories, my eldest loved reading them too and still does occasionally. #KLTR

  5. I love books and grew up with a passion for them. My favourite being A Mouse’s Diary I still have that much loved book and have shared it with my daughters. #KLTR

  6. I loved reading as a child too, I always had my head stuck in a book. I love watching my kids read independently too, but most of all I love reading kids books with them. #KLTR

  7. Like you I always loved reading and now as a mum and teacher I am very fortunate to be able to keep reading those lovely kids books. Thank you for hosting #KLTR

  8. I love children’s books, too, and was an avid reader as a child. I remember Each Peach Pear Plum – I memorised it a few years ago and the other day started reciting it to my daughter! I need to get hold of a real copy though so I can show her the illustrations which are such a key part of the book.

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