The last couple of weeks we have been adding a few ‘Easter’ and ‘Spring’ themed reads to our usual repertoire of books!
First up, is a popular one in our household, ‘Peppa’s Easter Egg Hunt’, where Peppa and chums go on an Easter egg hunt Granny and Grandpa Pig’s house, and meet some hatching baby chicks. Simple, and with cheerful pictures, this is a great book for little ones, and have served Sasha in particular well in feeding her Peppa addiction (I swear that pig is toddler crack), and for getting into the superficial swing of Easter (read: chocolate eggs).
Next, we’ve been counterbalancing the lightweight ‘Peppa Easter’ with a great little book that simplifies the real Easter Story for the little ones. ‘The Easter Bible Storybook’ tells the rise of Jesus again in fab pictures, and the whole point of the celebration of Easter, in simple terms for small people. We’re not crazy-religious of anything, but I think it’s important that if you’re going to milk certain aspects of a celebration/festival/holiday, you need to know the main background of it. It’s obviously going in, as the kids keep shouting “Jesus is alive!” loudly in the garden, making us sound like proper hardcore Christians. Which is probably not a bad thing, since we’re getting married in our lovely local church next year, and need all the help we can get!
And lastly, a classic and a lovely spring book for younger toddlers ‘That’s Not My Lamb’, which Sasha is still really into. She loves feeling the different textures, and is using the descriptive words really well, and appropriately now at nearly 2. An Easter must-have for babies upwards!
Do you have a favourite Easter storybook?