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Popular children’s book ‘Love Monster’ has been turned into a Cbeebies TV show, and we have been given the opportunity to watch some of the new shows and review 2 books.
I have to be honest, Love Monster wasn’t already on our bookshelf, even though it’s such a popular choice. We sat and read the books, and I have to say they are now firm favourites with us and have been read multiple times since we received them. They belong on our bookshelf!
The stories explore emotions you might feel in different situations, and describe them in ways children can understand. The original story is all out feeling out of place. Something I think can happen a lot when children meet new friends. It’s almost the start of a new school year, and with the year we’ve had, they will most likely be a lot more emotions felt by the children as they walk through those gates for the first time in months, or like my little Bear the first day of reception.
As well as our books, we also received a little activity bundle with a plant pot and cress seeds. This was a fab little addition to our review as we have been talking a lot about growing flowers and plants recently, and have watched Lambs sunflower he planted in a plastic cup at school grow to almost as tall as him!
The Plant a Seed Day episode is great for understanding how things can take time and you need to be patient. in certain situations. Something a lot of children struggle to accept! Ha.
My boys have both loved getting up each day and checking on their cress seeds, which are currently sprouting and will hopefully soon grow little leaves!
Bear is absolutely obsessed with arts and crafts at the moment, so had lots of fun decorating his plant pot with the paint sticks he received. Of course he asked me to write both their names, as he loves sharing with his big brother.
You can watch Love Monster episodes on BBC iPlayer here. My boys loved the ones they have watched so far, and as a parent it’s lovely to see shows expressing different emotions that can be a struggle for children to comprehend. These shows a re great help for parents to explain and describe the things we feel as we grow up.
Not only that, like with ‘Love Monster and The Perfect Present’, the stories show children that sometimes it’s the simplest of things that can bring the most happiness.
Which episode is your favourite?