Last weekend we were invited to a party celebrating the launch of the Happy Readers programme. We were treated to story-telling, face-painting and crafts, followed by a yummy lunch. And we were given a lovely set of books. And in our house, books are always wanted.
Over the next six weeks, McDonald's will be giving away 14 million books in their Happy Meals. And not just any books, but books based on excerpts from Roald Dahl's beloved stories. Moozles loves Roald Dahl. Her father has read several of the books to her, and she is currently re-reading The BFG on her own.
Reading to, and with, your child is important in many ways. Reading helps in bonding with your child, increasing their vocabulary and aiding in the development of their imagination. If you would like to make reading more fun in your household, the National Literacy Trust offers these tips:
- Use different voices for each character.
- Stop at various points in the story and ask your child what they think might happen next.
- Let your child pick the stories that you read. If they're interested in the story beforehand, they are more likely to remain interested.
You will be able to receive one of the eight Roald Dahl books in your Happy Meal until the 3rd November 2015. You can also download the free Happy Readers app, filled with digital books and fun games.
We were invited to the launch of the Happy Readers programme and given books for the purpose of this review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.