Ethans Favourite Bedtime Stories

Over the last nearly three years, Ethan has built up a bit of an impressive collection of books. Like most children of his age, he loves being read to and also enjoys flicking through the pages, looking at all of the pictures and familiarising himself with different stories himself.

At the moment he has a few favourites that he tends to pick out most nights when he goes to choose his bedtime stories. If I was to pick what I believe to be his most favourite, it would have to be 'We're going on a bear hunt', which makes me feel very pleased as it's actually a book I picked out way before I even thought about having children. 

I was working on the non-food department in Tesco in my late teens when I spotted it on the shelf. 'We're going on a bear hunt' was a story I adored as a child myself and I thought to myself that if I was ever to have kids one day I'd love to be able to read it to them. So I brought it and I kept in my memory box, until one day I found it again after I'd had Ethan and I added it to his book collection.

He also really enjoys the Spot the dog books, which oddly enough were another of my true favourites as a child myself. I want to get him some of the Biff and Chip books, (who remembers those?), I loved reading them at school when I was younger and I'd like to see what Ethan thinks of them.

Ethans a big fan of the lift-the-flap books and books that give you some way of interacting with them, like buttons you can press that then make noises. Chug Chug Tractor is another favourite of his. 

His books have been sourced from lots of different places. We love taking him in big book shops and letting him pick out a book as a treat, The Works is a place that sell lots of inexpensive children books and we also love finding new books in charity shops - we've picked up some great books by fantastic authors second hand before for as little as just 10p. I'm forever browsing online websites like Amazon, finding and adding new books to my basket and then 'saving them for later' for when any occasions come up - with his birthday coming up in just a few weeks, I've already got my eye on a few new books for him.

I love that Ethan is a little bookworm, I spent many a day with my head in book as a child imagining and escaping to array of different worlds. I think reading has always been and will hopefully continue to always be a really important part of children's lives.

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  1. Aww! I miss books like this now that my girls are older...
    I have kept a few from them being little. We're going on a bear hunt being one of them. My girls both loved it and still know it word for word now. :) x

    1. It's one of those books you just have to keep isn't it. I hope to be able to hold on to our copy forever more. xx

  2. Ah so many lovely book! I love how you display them too. It's fantastic that he enjoys reading- I bet it's really helped him progress with his talking- we found that with Freddie. We're going on a bear hunt is one of Freddie's faves too- he recites it when we go on muddy walks through mud and fields of grass... Long wavy grass ;) a lovely post to read about Alex xx

    1. Aw thanks! Yes I definitely think it has helped, along with going to nursery two mornings a week. Ah Ethan's the same, he's always talking to me about 'long wavy grass' hehe! :) xx

  3. Ah so cute! Tyne loves books too and it does make me really happy as I was SUCH a bookworm as a kid, so I love that he seems to be the same!
    I actually don't have We're going on a bear hunt yet! He knows the story as I`ve told him and he watches it on Youtube, but I really should buy the book! x

  4. I love reading to Blake he has some of the spot the dog books.