During this strange time why not take the little ones on an adventure right from the front room?
Great Books and Authors for the Family
How are you my lovelies? I hope you and your family are well, healthy and staying home where possible. With the difficulties that we’re all going through I want to help in anyway I can. It happens that I am an ideas person so I’ll share as much as I can over this quarantine process. Helping to keep both you and your families busy and focused. It was also included in my post “10 Ways to Relax“. This includes a great list of great books to share with the family.
Many parents are worried about their children’s education. How will they cope at home? What schedule should they keep? The best advice is to discuss this with your child’s school and see what provisions they have in place. I do know that reading is such a good exercise not matter what. Now is the perfect time to read a set of books with the kids. It keeps everyone busy and using their imaginations. Plus it’s such a lovely way to spend quality time with each other. Where do you start though? With so many great choices and authors available I wanted to share some great choices that me and my children love.
Was there ever going to be going to be a book list that didn’t include the magical dude with the unusual scar? Yes, Harry Potter is such an amazing collection to enjoy with the kids. Take a trip through Diagon Alley with Hagrid. Take potion classes with Ron and Hermoine. Go on some of the most epic wizarding adventures of a life time.
With so many books to enjoy in this collection you will have plenty of reading material. You could also watch the movies along side them if you feel your children are old enough, of course. Again, hours of entertainment and you could even discuss the differences between the books and the films.
A Series of Unfortunate Events
Take adventure to a whole new level with the Baudelaire siblings. After losing their parents and being sent to live with their cruel uncle, Count Olaf. The sibling will need to stick together to not only save their parents fortune but also their lives.
Mystery and thrilling adventures through out. Again, this series has 13 books in it so many hours of joy. It has also been adapted into a movie and also a Netflix series as well.
Do I need to continue? Matilda, Witches, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG I mean that is only scratching the surface. So, many wonderful characters to meet. Why not join Grandma and Luke and save all the children of the world from evil Witches? Or take a trip to Willy Wonka’s with Charlie Bucket? Gain some magic powers and dodge Miss Trunchball with Matilda. With so many choices you will be spoilt for choice!
Again, most Roald Dahl books have been adapted into various movies and even some into cartoons. They really are amazing stories accompanied by some of the most beautiful illustrations.
The Famous Five are a fabulous collection of stories focusing on adventures that children dream of.
Treasure, friends, jungles and so many more adventures to be had. They will be a clear winner for any child who loves to feed their imagination. With a huge collections available you could have a new adventure daily!
Having become a much beloved author in the UK. Mr. Walliams has brought a whole new collection of stories to children of the world.
Why not join Gangster Granny for a heist? Join Chloe and fight homelessness? Not only does he tackle real world issues but manages to do it with humour and love. Some of the books have been adapted into films for you to enjoy also.
The Chronicles of Narnia
Secrets, Lions, Battles, Kings, Queens and a ……. wardrobe? Yes, The Chronicles of Narnia, including The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe are amazing journeys. Starting in our world and being transported to one so different. Meeting amazing characters such as Mr. Tumnus, the chilling White Queen and the great and powerful Aslan.
You’re whole family will be taken on a journey of a lifetime and it all starts with a wardrobe in a book. Again, you can find these books as film adaptations that are just as thrilling and exciting as the books.
Another fantastic collections of books that are massively educational. Learn about any era of history with no gruesome gore left out.
How did the Romans go to the toilet? What really happened during the mummification process? With so many decades of history to enjoy and so much to learn these would be a fantastic set to enjoy.
Books can be a wonderful way to spend time with the family. Strangely time is something we all have right now so why not make the most of it with your children. Try to relax as best you can and go on some of the best adventures with your loved ones at home.
What were your favourite books as a child? I adored Roald Dahl and have read most of his books. What are your children’s favourite stories? We have a huge Gruffalo fan and my eldest has just started the Harry Potter books. Let me know your book suggestions in the comments below.
I wanted to add that many may not want to read as they’re doers. Like to use their hands and with that in mind I wanted to share the many crafts that are here on Tahnee’s Blog for you. Don’t forget you can also utilise the many interactive learning activities available. Let’s try to enjoy this time as best we can!
Take care of yourself everyone and stay safe.
Lots of Love