Read aloud with your little ones for a fun bonding time!
After a day out with your child at the various activities and events lined up this Children’s Day weekend, kick back on the bed for some story time. Besides improving your child’s literacy and vocal expressions, books are an awesome gift for the whole family to bond by reading aloud together. This Children’s Day, gift your kids the magic of reading, and get in touch with your inner child too! We’ve selected five books great for reading together and organised them by their suitable age ranges, so set aside some snuggling time to enjoy a great story with your little ones.
For Ages: Nine to Twelve
5. The Jumbies (by Tracey Baptiste)
Great for Halloween, this creepy adventure and fantasy book draws inspiration from Caribbean folklore. Corrine La Mer has long heard of the jumbies, those magical spirits that parents tell their children about to frighten them. But she’s not scared of them, not at all, until one night when she senses a pair of shining yellow eyes follow her into the forbidden forest. The next day, Corrine starts to notice strange things around town signalling to her that danger is coming. As she works with her family to save the entire island from the jumbies, she discovers a dark secret about herself. Fast-paced and thrilling, this book takes you and your child on a wild ride that’s not too spooky.