Sarah G

Helpful votes received on reviews: 88% (15 of 17)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 73,192 - Total Helpful Votes: 15 of 17
Oxford Reading Tree Songbirds: Level 2: The Odd Pe&hellip by Julia Donaldson
Good stories for Reception age children to read by themselves. It is a challenge to make stories interesting when only very short simple words can be used, but Julia Donaldson's are the best I have seen for my 5 year old to read by himself.
Spider School (Early Reader) by Francesca Simon
Spider School (Early Reader) by Francesca Simon
My 5 year old loves this story and it is good to encourage him to read a real book by himself. Would definitely wait until your child starts school before reading them this, so as not to scare them into thinking they will be taught by a gorilla!
Orchard Toys Giant Road Jigsaw by Orchard Toys
I bought this for my nearly 3 year old who adores jigsaw puzzles. Whereas I think it's fantastic, a really clever toy, I found my son was not really interested. I think part of this is based on expectations of how to play with it. An older age can challenge themselves to find lots of different combinations using all the pieces (my 7 year old nephew was obsessed with it when he visited one day) but for a 3 year old all they want to do is put pieces together, so a traditional jigsaw that makes a large picture would be better.