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My Favourite Kids Books to build confidence, imagination and social skills

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Reading is so important in the healthy development of little peeps’ brains. Their vocabulary grows every time they read or you read to them. What I’ve found with my little ones is they not only enjoy the stories, but they enjoy special times doing something together even more. Here are some of my favourite books that we enjoy together that build social skills, imagination and even a love for maths and English!


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Books & Audio Books

  • Want to save time and get the good stuff quickly? Listen on 1.5 or 1.75 x speed.
  • Zero extra time is needed to educate yourself if you listen while you do other things you normally do such as driving to and from places, making dinner or lunches, doing your exercise…
  • Every little bit counts… it doesn’t matter if you listen 15 minutes a day or an hour – every little bit counts and be sure to have a notebook or digital recorder handy to jot down the key lessons learnt.

Books & AudioBooks:

Book: Social skills activities for kids

A great look at the world from the innocent view of a little peep. Yet profound elemental lessons for everyone.

Audio version is also available.
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Book: The Enchanted Wood

An imaginative story by the talented Enid Blyton. I remember my school teacher in Grade 2 reading this series of books to us in class. My daughter loves the audio version.

If you prefer the physical version, it is also available.
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Book: The Magic Faraway Tree

Book Two in the Faraway Tree Series. An imaginative story by the talented Enid Blyton. I remember my school teacher in Grade 2 reading this series of books to us in class. My daughter loves the audio version.

If you prefer the physical version, it is also available.
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Book: The Folk of the Faraway Tree

Book Three in the Faraway Tree Series. An imaginative story by the talented Enid Blyton. I remember my school teacher in Grade 2 reading this series of books to us in class. My daughter loves the audio version.

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Book: The very cranky bear Board book

One of Mr T’s fav’s. This is a great short story for bedtime.
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6 Book Series: The very cranky series (6 books)

Nicely illustrated and entertaining. Great rhyming stories for bedtime.

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Book: Can I cuddle the moon?

This was (and still is) one of Miss D’s fav’s.

A very sweet little story that’ll make you go “Oooohhhhh”.
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Book: Best book day ever!

Good for early readers, I’m guessing around Grade 2+. Miss D reads it (7yo) with a bit of help.
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Book: How (not) to annoy Dad

Mr T’s fav present from Uncle Simon! Certainly entertaining and pretty close to the truth, so Dad says.
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Book: Do not learn alphabet

An entertaining way to use reverse psychology to get little peeps to learn their alphabet. Appropriate for 4-5yo.

We used this as a learning resource for Mr T during the COVID-19 shutdown.
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Book: Do not learn numbers

A great learning resource for ages 4-5. We used this as a learning resource for Mr T during the COVID-19 shutdown.
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What are some of your favourite books? We’d love to give them a try. Share below in the comments.

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