From the inspiring series of Little People Big Dreams, Is the new David Attenborough. Acquaint young readers with the fantastic work of the broadcaster, writer and naturalist. Little David grew up in Leicester on the campus of a university where his father was a professor. As a child he would spend hours in the science library, collecting his own specimens and creating a mini animal museum. When he was old enough he went to university to study Zoology- but what he wanted most of all is to be close to the animals he was studying. So he started to work in television and telling the world of untold of animals. This book is beautifully written with quirky and beautiful illustrations.
Why reading is important for your little ones.
Sharing stories, talking and singing every day helps your child’s development in many ways.
Reading and sharing stories can:
help your child get to know sounds, words and language, and develop early literacy skills
learn to value books and stories
spark your child’s imagination and stimulate curiosity
help develop your child’s brain, ability to focus, concentration, social skills and communication skills
help your child learn the difference between ‘real’ and ‘make-believe’
help your child understand new or frightening events, and the strong emotions that come with them
help your child learn about the world, their own culture and other cultures.
Sharing stories with your child doesn’t mean you have to read from the book.
Just by looking at books with your child and talking about them, you can be a great storyteller and a good model for using language and books. Your child will learn by watching you hold a book the right way and seeing how you move through the book by gently turning the pages.
Reading stories with children has benefits for grown-ups too. The special time you spend reading together promotes bonding and helps to build your relationship with your child.