Day 20 of #30DaysWild is all about nature inspired books for babies.
As you can maybe tell from my #30DaysWild posts this year I am very keen to introduce Robin Oleander, my 4 month old son, to nature at a very young age!
But sometimes it is not always possible to explore the outdoors. So mummy went and sourced some nature inspired books to read to Robin.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
A classic children’s book! I picked up my copy for Robin from a charity shop before he was born. For those of you who don’t know the story, it takes you through the stages of caterpillar to butterfly. This book is full of bright illustrations and little holes in the pages to show you where the caterpillar has eaten through!
My Spring Robin by Anne Rockwell
You can probably guess why I bought this book! Turns out a Spring Robin is different from a Robin. They are called American Robins and are part of the Thrush family. Which explains why the illustrations look nothing like the Robin I know and love. This book is nicely illustrated in a child like way and introduces the reader to lots of different plants in the garden. From Daffodils to Crocuses, Ferns to the Magnolia tree. This is a really nice bright book which I have read to Robin Oleander a few times now. I really enjoy looking at the pictures every time I read it, a perfect picture of spring!
Listen to the Birds by Marion Billet
I love this interactive book! It is beautifully illustrated and contains the bird song of each of the birds in the book. All you need to do is place your finger or baby’s finger on the round disc and the bird will sing. The birds featured in this book are a Cuckoo, a Blue Tit, a Magpie, a Nightingale, a Pigeon and a Blackbird. Of course I would have loved for the book to have a Robin in it but nevermind. This book was quite pricey with RRP at £7.99 but I managed to find in online for a bit cheaper. Such a beautiful book.
Do you have any nature inspired books you love reading to your children? Let me know as I would love to share more with Robin!
Camilla-Erika and Robin Oleander x
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