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by theparentingjungle

“A children’s story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children’s story in the slightest.” CS Lewis

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Welcome Jungle readers, both bigs and littles, to our Storytime!

This is Leo and I’s comedic version of bedtime hour on CBBC. But ten minutes rather than an hour! We havnt got the camera battery or attention span for that.

Grab a snuggle blanket and bear. The idea behind these videos is sparked by the adorable thoughtfulness of a 4 year old heart. Reading is important, for children’s development, vocabulary, understanding, imagination and to give them a glimmer of magic and adventure. I am still convinced I am a member of the Famous Five…

I have a mummy friend that due to a brain operation, can’t read. This upset Leo as he worried that her daughter would never hear stories at home. So we decided to create the Jungle Book(s) Storytime section. Where  our favourite books are read aloud. Questions are asked and silly voices are attempted. I dribble too much when I talk, but these are made out of love. They are unscripted and will probably begin very clumsily…but the boy is delightful so bare with.

Do you have a favourite children’s tale?

We would love it if people would like to vlog and share their bedtime stories with or without little ones. Or ask we we read their favourite books. We want to share our love of reading! Each post will feature a review and reading tips for parents on how to develop their little one’s own reading and comprehension skills.

Fellow literate blogging buddies have some fab book related posts! Catie at Diary of an Imperfect Mum‘s Book Corner for older children and Karen at Two Tiny Hands with the Robot’s Reading Round Up and Ellen at Babies, biscuits and booze with Babies, biscuits and books have some great suggestions for younger children and babies. 


P.s. I will be making these videos after long days at school/work. We will not be snappily dressed, hair will not be brushed and Leo will likely be wearing his dinner. My apologies.


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