Friday, December 31, 2010

Storytime: Sleeping (Dad and Me)

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

Today we read Sleeping (Dad & me)

This is one of a series of books by Jan Ormerod that focuses on the relationship between a baby and his father. In this book, the father is asleep and baby comes in to peep under the covers at his feet, then tickle them and eventually, baby ends up cuddling with his father in the bed. The story is gentle and the illustrations soft. There are very few words which allows parents/teachers to discuss with their young toddler(s) what is happening in the story. Another aspect I like about this story is that the father has a full beard. It is easy for the child to see the father in this story as a Muslim man and his son. 

This book was really enjoyed and I wasn't permitted to read it just once. Only after several read alouds was I allowed to put the book down *smile*. Of course, this is exactly what we are after when reading aloud: we want the child(ren) to love hearing the story, over and over and over again insha'Allaah.

Your local library may or may not have this book because it is out of print, however, you may be able to find it at local used book shops and you can find it on Amazon very cheap. If you can find Sleeping (Dad & me) your child may really enjoy this book insha'Allaah.

Another book from this series, Messy Baby (Dad & me) may also be a book your young toddler will enjoy...waallaahu a'lam. 

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