Here is a children’s book to read together: Oh-oh! by Chris Haughton, winner of the Andersen Prize 2013 for books 0-6 years.
How do my own kids see me?
Have you ever wondered how your son or daughter would describe you?
I’m sure they think we’re old, because our age is more than they can count or imagine. We could also be considered tall (from their point of view), or fat, or beautiful (of course the mother is always beautiful).
But if they get lost and a stranger asks them about you?
A kids’ book gives us an answer
Oh-Oh! Oh-oh! It is a book for children, from 18 months, that speaks of a small owl that gets lost in the woods falling from the nest: a squirrel helps him to find his mother, among several misunderstandings. The baby owl describes its mother as a giant like a bear, with pointy ears as a rabbit, with big eyes like a frog!
When the baby owl finally finds its mom, they invite new friends in the nest celebrating with cookies.
It’s a very simple story, but it can be very funny playing on misunderstandings. Being quite repetitive, it can also be a good bedtime fairy story.
Illustrations for the little ones
Another interesting element of this book are illustrations: very simple and defined, as well as expressive and colorful. The very good illustrator plays with shapes and uncommon colors, for a dreamlike and mysterious effect.
To this link you can find some activities proposed by the author of the book for free download…activities perfect for our Tavoluccico, the Nini’s light table, that you find for sale online here or or on Amazon too.
If my kids get lost?
It is one of the worst fears of any parent. I found helpful tips in this article here.