Friday, 13 July 2012

Competition for free ladybird books

I recently wrote about research from the National Literacy Trust and their video interview for Abigail Moss - I posed one of the questions asked! Click to read my earlier post and see the video.


It was a shock to see that 1 in 3 children don't own a book - if I'm honest, I find it hard to understand that statistic! 


McCain Smiles and National Literacy Trust free  Ladybird Books CampaignResearch also showed that parents don't get to spend as much time as they like reading to their children - I can understand this, I'm lucky to be in a position where I can currently be a stay at home mum while my children are small - if I'd returned to my previous career, I couldn't imagine having the same amount of reading time, it would be impossible. With my husband being the one out working the long hours, he doesn't always get to read to the children every day as sometimes he isn't home before their bedtimes and I know he misses story time. But when he is, he not only reads but also makes up amazing stories - he really is the best at making up stories!


One of my lovely readers will be lucky and win a set of six treasured tales ladybird books from the National Literacy Trust and McCain Smiles. (If you don't win, you can collect free books via the McCain Smiles campaign)


To enter, please share with me in the comments section, what's your favourite book or your top reading tips for children.


Please also remember to include a way to contact you if you win (twitter id or email address etc)
That's all, but if you want to increase your chances...


Bonus entries:
Tweet a link to the comp including @beachpebble
Like "Emma in Bromley"  Facebook page
Pin the comp on pinterest
Google + this post
Follow on GFC
Please leave a separate comment below for your bonus entries (max 1 for each method)
Competition closes on Monday 23rd July at midday. UK only.


Winner will be picked using random.org (please reply with your details within 7 days or another winner will be selected.)


Prize will be sent directly from the lovely PR lady involved in the campaign.


Emma in Bromley xx


THANK YOU , THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED

82 comments:

  1. My favourite book to read with the boys is The Gruffalo, simply because of the reaction it gets. It's the book Max always asks for over and over. My top reading tip is to let them get involved, pointing to the words and repeating the plot in their own way.

    Louise Sinnock
    louise.sinnock@me.com

    http://runfastermummy.wordpress.com/

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  2. We love Tabby Mctat by Julia Donaldson and any Wibbly Pig book! Liv has inherited my love of books and Im so glad!
    Lynne @lynnychops

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  3. My favourite book to read to Kit is The Lorax (Dr Seuss) because of the message in it. He loves The Gruffalo's Child most of all, or We Are Wild Things (because he likes the idea of 'I'll eat you up' and often says it to strangers!).

    (bekydaly@live.co.uk)

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  4. My son has inherited his love of books from me! His fave books at the moment are the Aliens love Underpants series and also Eddie The Egg :)
    Thankyou for the lovely competition!

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  5. Already liked you on facebook! Katherine De Riera

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  6. Have tweeted and following on twitter @sweet_Kat30

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  7. I use to like 2 minutes peace by Jill Murphy. Daughter No1 loved Ladybird Puppies and Kittens, No2 liked Mog books and son liked Chicken Licken...how i grew to hate that book...lol
    Top reading tip - they are never to young for a story, start them at a few weeks old and nurture their love of books for life

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  8. +1 on goog;e as well. contact @pooohbear2811

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  9. I love the gruffalo and we have the touch and feel one for Dylan!

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  10. We love to read Stickman as a family,Its a great bedtime book which both my children never get tired of :)

    (sjlambert86@yahoo.co.uk)

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  11. +1 on google+ Sarah Lambert

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  12. Following on GFC and added you on Google+ :) Xx

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  13. we love so many different books its hard to choose. We love all the julia donaldson ones - especially the gruffulo, tabby mctat and stick man. We also love classics like the gingerbread man and the 3 little pigs x

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  14. i have pinned your competition on pinterest as ashleigh allan

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  15. i have pinned your competition on pinterest as ashleigh allan

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  16. My favourite book to read to Chick when she was small was 'Going on a Bear Hunt. My top tip for getting kids reading is to have books around from a really early age, even if they are mainly chewing on them!! Would love to win these for my SIL who is currently expecting her first.....trying to start my Niece/Nephew early :-)

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  17. My favourite book is class two at the zoo. @astrongcoffee1

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  18. I think the key thing is to build reading into the routine. My son reads to us after dinner and we read to him at bedtime.

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  19. My fav book is Jane Ayre, but reading to my son he loves Buzzy's Blue Balloon. When I read to my son I make it interactive so I try to find bits and pieces to replicate animals, sounds etc to make it exciting for him

    twitter @MsXpat

    I'll follow via FB

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  20. I love to read books to my grand daughter that I read to her mother as a child. Enid Blyton - The Magic Faraway Tree is one of my favourites and one that they both love.

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  21. The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton is a favourite of mine to read to my grand daughter.

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  22. I absolutely love reading The Famous Five when i was young. It was brilliant

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  23. my little boy who is 2 loves me to read his peppa pig mini libary or peppa meets the queen for a bedtime story , he loves when i try to copy the characters voices , daddy pig is his favourite ! x tweeted deanne2622 and facebook deanne harrison gl everyone

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  24. my little boy loves it when i read his peppa pig mini libary at bedtime , or peppa meets the queen , i always try to read with lots of enthusiasim , and i try to do the characters voices which he loves ! tweeted deanne2622 and fb deanne harrison xx gl everyone

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  25. My 8 month old son loves The Mole Who Knew it Was None of His Business and my 3 year old daughter's favourite book is probably Tiddler or Meg and Mog.

    My favourite book this year was The Night Circus, I'd recommend it to anyone - totally fantastic!

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  26. My daughter and I enjoy reading "room on the broom" we loves the way it all rhymes its so fun to read

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  27. my boys favourite stories are thomas ones but they enjoy most books, we always read a couple of stories at bedtime as a nice relaxing end to the day

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  28. i forgot to put my contact details on, its anna@marikar.net

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  29. I live the Mother Goose nursery rhyme set of books. There are action ones and nightime ones and my grandson loves that we can do the actions. I also read these to my older grand daughter and grandson when I used to have them. They are now avid readers.
    I follow on GFC as crlspeight.

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  30. My favourite book is Percy The Parkkeeper by Nick Butterworth; this is a wonderful book as is his other Percy books, highly recommended.
    @TweetwithHelen

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  31. The Hungry Caterpiller - brilliant book and my grandchildren love it.
    Time and making reading fun with lots of interaction with your children.

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  32. As a kid I always loved Roald Dahl books especially The Witches but now I love to read The Gruffalo to my two boys

    Twitter - @bloomingfox
    Facebook - Kirsty Fox
    Email - robertfox24 [at] aol [dot] com

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  33. I have tweeted - https://twitter.com/bloomingfox/status/224908172584947712

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  34. I like the Emma in Bromley Facebook page - Kirsty Fox

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  35. I love the Kipper, Chip, Biff and Floppy range of books.

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  36. My girls all love anything by Julia Donaldson, I think because of the rhyming words. I think children like a book to be read with enthusiasm, different voices for different characters and surprise/shock/happiness etc from the narrator :) It makes all the difference (I think that's why my girls like me to read to them instead of their dad!) @pipersky1

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  37. I've tweeted :) https://twitter.com/pipersky1/status/225663958042951681 @pipersky1

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  38. Already like "Emma in Bromley" Facebook page
    :)

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  39. Pinned the comp on pinterest :)
    @pipersky1

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  40. My daughter is 3 now and struggles with speech and language but ALL the Julia Donaldson ones are fantastic. Great repetition and colourful, engaging stories. She now chooses her own every night but 'Stick Man' and 'Room on the broom' is nearly always top of her list! I can't wait to introduce her to the books i grew up with like Roald Dahl and Enid Blyton

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  41. My tip to help children read is to always read the book to them first. My little boy soon picks up the words once I have read it to him.

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  42. My favourite book to read to my daughter is Lullabyhullabaloo. She loves telling the knights and giant to "shh" so the princess can get some sleep and we sing a different nursery rhyme to the princess each time we read it.

    My little girl is only 2 so she can't read yet but she loves to look at the pictures in her books and tell me the stories from memory. I hope that enjoying books and feeling confident about telling stories will make it easier for her to learn to read.

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  43. My favourite book to read with my daughter is The Very Hungry Caterpillar - we've read it since she was born and it's fantastic seeing her picking up names, colours and numbers from it.

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  44. We like "That's not my dinosaur". Seth like touching the different textures and listening to the different descriptions :)

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  45. My favourite books are anything by Enid Blyton. My tip is to get them involved in choosing the book.

    My Twitter Id is @rahelaa

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  46. My kids absolutely love the Hungry Caterpillar book, it was definitely a firm favourite in our house.
    My tip when reading with children is to always sit somewhere quiet so there are no distractions.

    @emmiloam

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  47. My kids absolutely love the Hungry Caterpillar book, it was definitely a firm favourite in our house.
    My tip when reading with children is to always sit somewhere quiet so there are no distractions.

    @emmiloam

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  48. We love the hungry caterpillar, was a firm favourite when my two were younger.
    I always suggest that the children go somewhere quiet when reading where there are no distractions

    @emmiloam

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  49. Follow on GFC - Emma Smith
    @emmiloam

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  50. I love the Owl Who was afraid of the Dark - so cute and with a lovely message behind it for little ones

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  51. The Hungry Caterpillar an old classic never gets boring

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  52. i used to love reading any Enid Blyton books when i was a kid.My own children read anything and everything!
    twitter @itsmeexxx

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  53. i used to read any books by Enid Blygton, i love her books and still do :-)
    following twitter @itsmeexxx

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  54. at the moment we love monstersurus, it's so vibrant and full of action, we just laugh and laugh (at mummy being silly) @mummylion

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  55. i have tweeted @mummylion here: https://twitter.com/MummyLion/status/227135182975676416

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  56. Thank you to everyone who entered, lots of new books to discover!

    I'm pleased to announce the winner is Beky Daly from We Are Wild Things

    Congratulations!

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Thank you for your comments

Emma x