That’s not my…..

That’s not my…..

As a Primary teacher I love reading to kids! One of the things that I have looked forward to the most about being a Mum is having the chance to read beautiful stories to Ella. There are so many classics….the Hungry Caterpillar, Possum Magic, Dr Suess. Already, Ella seems to love the pictures on the page and I’m doing my best to put on my crazy character voices that seem to make her smile!

For years we have always talked about the importance of reading to children from a very young age. All it takes is ten minutes a day, and to be honest, it’s a time I look forward to each and every day. Ten minutes is a small investment of time that will make a huge difference to Ella’s life in years to come. Instilling a joy of reading is something that I remember my own parents instilling in me, and I hope that both Daniel and I can do the same for Ella.

There are so many books available for babies and toddlers these days, but one of the best series that I have come across is the ‘That’s not my‘ series by Fiona Watt. This award winning selection of board books includes fabulous ‘touch and feel’ pages that help babies to explore and interact with the simple stories. So far, she loves ‘That’s not my Princess’ and ‘That’s not my Teddy’. Helping Ella to feel the fabrics, furs and various textures helps bring the book to life. Already, I have purchased several of these books and cannot wait to add to the collection.

The books are available in stores everywhere, however I purchased them on sale at and with free shipping, you can purchase in your pi’s to your hearts content!

If anyone has any other book favourites that you love reading to your children, I would love to hear from you!

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8 thoughts on “That’s not my…..

  1. Mackenzie (16 months) loves hairy macular series for the rhymes!!
    Obsessed with Graham base animal so much we have separate pages now!!
    She is sitting on the couch with her dad now
    Reading the hungry caterpillar!!

  2. Kate, Lucas has the complete series of the ‘That’s not my’ books…including ‘That’s not my dolly’, one of his favourites ! He collected 6 of them of his shelf last night for Matt to read to him and Charlie. I totally agree with you, they are brilliant for babies and young children. Hugs to beautiful Ella. xoxo

  3. We love these books too! Our 2 year old is an avid reader and can have up to ten books read to her in one sitting (well recently it is the same book 10 times, still 10 never the less). We cannot get over how many beautiful books out there. Do you think there is a such thing as too many books? We have family and friends tell us often “you have too many books in the house and you still take her to the library”. I don’t think there is but I am curious is this just me or is it all people who like books?

    1. Hi! Thanks for your comment! As a Primary Teacher….you can be rest assured that you can certainly never have enough books in your house! Developing a love of reading in your children is something that can instil confidence and enjoyment, and also is a fantastic asset to have once they start school. I think that if your child loves reading then definitely go with it…there should be more parents like you!!!

      Hopefully Ella loves books that much by the time she is 2!

      Kate 🙂

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