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  1. "My child is too young for books"  how many times have I heard this and how many times then do you think, as an ex teacher and a "book" lady  I have  popped up and said they are never too young for books.
    A love of books nurtured in a child from the earliest age will lead to a great future. It is so important to begin that process early. Sitting snuggling with your baby or young child not only allows you good bonding time but it encourages a love of books from an early age. As a nursery owner for many years, I was able to pick out the children who shared this precious time with their parents! 
    Sharing books with your young child will be laying very good foundation stones for the future. Pictures tell stories so books with no words are a good starting place. You can chat about the pictures and get your child to identify different things within the picture. You can make up your own story as you turn the pages of the book. It is important not to try and rush to the end. If time is short - choose a book with less pages as children love to study the pictures and often don't want to be hurried. Time spent with your youngster and books (often at bedtime) can be very magical. Children who enjoy books from an early age with their parents/grandparents /carers have much more chance of becoming confident readers. In so doing, then then have the world at their feet! Non readers struggle continuously and it is so sad to see.
    There are so many brilliant publishers out there. I can't think of any excuse not to surround your child with beautiful books. Even if money is short, joining the local library where the librarians often run story times is a good option.
    My love of children and passionate desire to help them learn to read, is, I suppose, why I became a "book lady" when the stresses of paperwork in my teaching career forced me out of teaching. 

    animalboogie3I would like to offer a copy of my favourite Barefoot book "Animal Boogie" to one lucky winner. To enter just send an email to me at lyn@lynsbiz.co.uk giving me your details by midnight on the 30th September 2010.
    For more information and to see more books, please visit here.
  2. The Good Web Guide is now taking entries for its second Website of the Year Award, aimed at small businesses and organisations. The awards provide an excellent way for online enterprises to gain recognition.
    Simon Nixon, founder of last year's winning site, Simonseeks.com said:
    "It was a great honour to be recognised as Website of the Year in The Good Web Guide Awards last year, especially as we have only been going for just over four months. It was a real boost to the team, both in the office and our community of writers, who all work incredibly hard to make simonseeks.com a success."
    Rentabuggy have been entered into the awards. Please do click on the logo below and let them know if you think we deserve to win!
     

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  3. We were recently asked to review some exclusive Baby Shower Party Games from Best Baby Shower.
     
    The A4 3 Folded Game arrived and we loved the look and quality of this game, and it is very colourful. The contents include 5 fab party games that can be used for Baby Showers and has a fab poem on the front willing you to open it up and start playing!
     
    The five games are as follows:-
    • Baby Animals - Match the animals to the name of their baby.
    • A - Z Baby Names - Write down a baby name starting with each letter of the alphabet for a boy and girl.
    • Baby Anagrams - Unscramble baby and pregnancy words.
    • Finish the Nursery Rhyme - Complete the lines of these famous Nursery Rhymes in the fastest time to win!
    • Baby Wordsearch - A Baby Wordsearch!
     
    The games are well thought and linked to mums-to-be and we think a great idea to get that mummy brain going!
     
    The games card also comes with a postcard size card which on one side is a 'Baby Birth Sweepstake' where you can put your predicitions of the birth and the other side where you can put your helpful piece of advice to the mum-to-be.
     
    These are great fun - we just hope we get invited to a Baby Shower soon!
     
    To buy these and/or for more information please visit: www.bestbabyshower.co.uk