Why Do Dogs Sniff Bottoms? By Dr Nick Crumpton

book, game, painting

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Why do dogs play dead? How do you speak dog? Why do dogs go about in handbags?

This book will help children to understand what’s so unique about a dog’s body and its behaviour and why they deserve to be well cared for. The book also profiles famous dogs from history and popular culture, including the dog-headed Egyptian god Anubis and internet sensation Boo, the cutest dog in the world (according to Google). By incorporating zoological information about the canine species with stories from history, art, religion and popular culture, Why do dogs sniff bottoms? celebrates why dogs have been such dear pets to us for centuries.

 

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.