“Strong women. May we know them. May we raise them. May we be them.” – Unknown
Frida Kahlo endured many setbacks in life, yet she always found a zest for life. A way to celebrate and relate through her pain using art. Frida loved children and wanted them dearly, so a picture book, I imagine would have made her heart sing.
The care and beauty that went into this book is breathtaking. Yuyi Morales created a Frida puppet and used her to create each beautiful scene. There is such care in every detail from her pets to her wardrobe.
The beauty and celebration of Frida isn’t the only reason to love this book, it’s also bilingual.
Spring has sprung. This Easter break, between rocking cute hats and hunting for chocolate eggs we finally enjoyed some warmer weather; which calls for bare toes in fresh cut grass.
…And for some downtime after too much chocolate? With Tea Parties and Bunny’s it has to be Alice In Wonderland.
We have a few Babylit books. I find they’re perfect for Edie’s age. Introducing her to a great classic without overwhelming her with too much text. And for when she’s ready for the full story, the characters and base of the story will be familiar to her.
A book full of colour, from the white rabbit, purple bottles, blue caterpillar’s and pink flamingos. A gorgeous addition to our bookshelf.
Over the Easter break, we’ll be spending a lot of time in the car, in restaurants, visiting friends, family and going on day trips. It’ so tough not to go straight to the iPad for help entertaining the kids….Unless I take the contents of the playroom in my bag!
Edie loves this super cute chalk book, she can scrawl in it, colour in the pictures. And as her imagination grows, draw people in the cars and buses, draw things round them. As she’ll grow she will learn to use her numeracy and learn her colours to fill in the spaces.
For now, she’s happy just to roll with it; And when she’s done, I run it through the wash ready for next time.
Another chalk book by Little Mashers ”I Love” inspires your little one to talk and draw about the things they love.