Yes Bébé Reading Challenge

One of my 2020 resolutions is to read more widely. I know what genres I like and tend to stick to my comfort zone. Recently I have found myself covering the same themes again and again, although I’ll continue to enjoy that content who knows what else I’ll enjoy! I also love Bingo…. So I’ve created this Yes Bébé Reading Challenge for 2020…. Join me!

I will read something……

There is only one rule…. One piece of writing per square

You’ll notice nowhere it says ‘book’. Reading challenges that specify the length of the piece of writing and ultimately only consider lengthy books to be worthy don’t appeal to me. In this Yes Bébé Reading Challenge you are free to decide the length of what you read and what type of writing that read. There are endless variables that influence what we read, some are very personal and some are trivial. This challenge allows you to focus on the diversity and enjoy the material you decide upon.

It may also be the case that you don’t read with your eyes. That’s cool too! There is a fascinating discussion around the way we absorb words and what difference that makes.

You can pick your own goal, whether it’s one square, a line or a full house.

Each month I’ll be writing a short blog article reflecting on the journey and making reading suggestions so please, if you come across anything amazing do share! I can’t wait for you to join me on this challenge!

For now you can find a fantastic selection of books for children and adults here

And information about Yes Bébé Book Club here

Stone Soup – A Story Sack

The classic children’s folktale Stone Soup lends itself perfectly to a Story Sack. Create your very own pot of delicious ingredients with a sprinkle of imagination!

A tale with an important moral message at his core can be explored and enjoyed by children and grown ups of all ages.

Stone Soup and Story Sack objects
Stone Soup and Story Sack objects

Stone Soup [FLIP-UP FAIRY TALES]

Respiin Jute Mini Bowl Set – Natural

Grimms 6 Wooden Balls

Grimms 35 Small Wooden Marbles

Grimm’s Dream Pebbles, Limited Edition 2018

Ostheimer Cow

Ostheimer Cat

Ostheimer St. Bernhard Dog

Ostheimer Turtle

Ostheimer Wolf

 

Little Bear’s Spring

Little Bear has just woken up from his long winter sleep. But when he pokes his head out of the den, the world around him is vast, white and silent. The only thing he sees is a smooth little stone, just as alone in the snowy wilderness as he is. He nestles it in tight to his fur and off they go in search of friends. Let’s explore this Story Sack……

Little Bear's Spring Cover and Characters
Little Bear’s Spring Cover and Characters

Little Bear's Spring Wolves and Wolf Figure
Little Bear’s Spring Wolves and Wolf Figure

Little Bear and Chick
Little Bear and Chick

Little Bear's Spring Rabbits and Rabbit Figures
Little Bear’s Spring Rabbits and Rabbit Figures

Little Bear’s Spring is a lyrical story about friendship, with a gentle introduction to spring and what happens to the natural world when the seasons change. Written by star picture book author Elli Woollard and illustrated by Briony May Smith, whose artwork brings a sun-dappled springtime landscape to life with breathtaking beauty.

Create this Story Sack:

Little Bear’s Spring

Little Bear

Wolf

Chick

Rabbit (ears down)

Rabbit (ears up)