This year Children’s Book Week was held from Saturday 19th to Friday 25th of August. To get into spirit, our team asked for families to comment on our social pages and tell us in 25 words or less what stories inspire their family.
Below are a few of the winning and inspiring answers that we received:
“Two books my ASD daughters know well are;
BABY BLUE HAS THE BLUES.
A Baby Blue Whale, who longs to be included among the other animals of the ocean, but is shunned because he is ‘different.’ The fish makes fun of his size and won’t let him join in their games. However, when danger lurks in the form of a shark, the fish learn an important lesson about accepting and embracing each other’s differences while Baby Blue realizes it’s okay not to be like everyone else.
THE RED BEAST.
Deep inside everyone, a red beast lies sleeping. When it is asleep, the red beast is quite small, but when it wakes up, it begins to grow and grow. This is the story of a red beast that was awakened. This book helps kids find ways to calm their Red Beast and learn how to prevent it from waking in the first place. Full of practical activities and visual examples, it supports emotional and sensory regulation and provides coping mechanisms for children who experience high emotional flooding or meltdowns (meltdowns I deal with daily).”
“My kids love reading, but really enjoy fantasy and get lost in their imagination”
“Ones that make our imaginations go an adventure… like Where the Wild Things Are. Or ones that warm our hearts… like Love you Forever.”
“In my house night night dinosaur inspires my almost three year old to sleep. We read it every night”
“Our family enjoys books that remind us of the importance of gratitude such as “Did I ever tell you how lucky you are”.”
– Yenny Sukiman
Our team would like to thank everyone who participated, we look forward to continuing the inspiration in the pool!