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Wednesday, 21 September 2011

My First Ladybird Dictionary and other books

We recently recieved a lovely collection of Ladybird books for Betty, my four year old. 
Included in the collection was My First Ladybird Dictionary, Read it Yourself The Enormous Turnip (level 1), and Wipe Clean First Numbers, and First Writing with Topsy and Tim.

All four of these books came at the perfect time, as Betty has just started school and is desperate to practice her reading and writing. 

The Numbers and Writing books are colourful and clear, with fun pictures, and Betty will sit happily for ages and trace the letters and do the counting exercises.

The Dictionary is really great too, with its colourful and fun illustrations, and clear easy-to-understand meanings of over 1000 words - sometimes I find it really hard to answer Betty's questions on what such and such means - so I too have a good reference to use now!  There are also some lovely sections in the back of the book with pages dedicated to fruit, vegetables, the body, animals, opposites, shapes, colours, seasons, months, compass points, to name but a few! 

I am really impressed with these books, but more importantly Betty really enjoys using them.

Visit http://www.ladybird.com/ to find out more about the Ladybird collection.

Friday, 2 September 2011

Shelves from Vertbaudet

We recently received this set of shelves from Vertbaudet's nursery furniture department.

I opted for light blue (pictured) but these shelves also come in white, pink or green.  They were easy to assemble, and once up they feel very solid and stable.  They are well made and look really good in the kids bedroom.  All the cuddly toys, that once littered my kids bedroom floor, now live on these shelves.  They could be used for anything, such as toys and books etc.  You can also place wooden or fabric boxes (which are sold separately) onto fixed shelves.

They are a lovely design, and cost £39, which I think is reasonable.

Vertbaudet specialise in gorgeous baby and children’s clothing, but also stock a great range of maternity clothes.