Mum of two-and-a-half-year-old Jojoe reveals how attending a local event and getting their Bookstart pack showed her what fun sharing stories and rhymes can be.
I hadn’t heard of Bookstart before I went to a Language and Play group. The leader of the session was talking about the packs and had a spare one which she gave me.
In the group we read the stories and did different craft things around the two books from the Bookstart pack – which Jojoe, my two-and-a-half-year-old, loved.
Previously, I hadn’t read much with him because I find it hard, but the Language and Play group showed me that I can look and talk about the pictures to him. Now I really try and share books more often, as I want my little boy to be able to read and like school when he’s older.
Jojoe loves it when we sit down together, and laughs at me singing along to the songs on our rhyme CD. Jojoe loves it when we sit down together, and laughs at me singing along to the songs on our rhyme CD. He’s getting really clever and knows nearly all the words now!
We went on a trip to the library and I have started borrowing books from them. I’d never been in before – I thought it would be scary – but the ladies who work there are lovely and one always helps me find a book that my son likes.