CELEBRATE WORLD BOOK DAY WITH A RAINBOW THEMED BOOK NOOK
Here at GLTC, we love books and the impact that a great story can have on a child. As children read or listen to a tale, their brains translate the descriptions of people and places into pictures and they also start to imagine how each character is feeling. Books help to develop their imaginations and empathy skills as well as their ability to sit still and quietly so that they can focus on the story. And, more than anything, they're a lovely way for a parent to spend time with their little one at the end of a busy day.
That's why we're big supporters of World Book Day - a day for children to celebrate their favourite stories, authors, illustrators and characters and discover new ones as they chat to their friends, teachers and parents. If you want to encourage your child to turn off the TV or put down a video game, why not create a warm and cosy book nook for them to curl up in? Here are our favourite products with a fun rainbow theme for an extra magical feel.
A COMFY PLACE TO CURL UP
New for SS20 are perhaps our comfiest seats yet; the Rainbow Bean Bag Chair and the Rainbow Pyramid Bean Bag, both in our whimsical sky blue design. The joy of a bean bag is that they can be moved around the house, from room to room, so children can snuggle up with a book wherever their parents are, from kitchen to living room to home office.
ADD EXTRA COSINESS
If you're keen to create a more permanent book nook or to section off part of a living room, playroom or bedroom, look no further than the Rainbow Rug. It features colourful rainbows against a cream background and would look equally at home in a more grown up space as it would in a kids' room. Made from pure wool, it's both soft and durable, so the perfect place for children to play or to snuggle up on with their favourite read.
BOOKCASE OR BOOK LEDGE?
The Greenaway Narrow Bookcase or a beautiful Star Book Ledge (or two)? It's entirely up to you and the space that you have available. We design a lot of our book storage in such a way that books are displayed with their covers facing the front. Why? Well, mainly because it makes it easier for early readers to find their favourites but we also think it's a wonderful way to showcase the joyful illustrations found on the front of children's books.
The gorgeous Rainbow Shelf comes with two super cute cloud hooks and is the perfect finishing touch for a book nook. Pop a drink or snack bowl on the shelf and hang a dressing gown or blanket nearby from the hooks. You never know when one chapter will turn in to a handful.
For handy storage that can be picked up and moved to wherever it's needed, take your pick from our Rainbow Canvas Storage Cube or the Ivory & Pink Rope Storage Basket. Designed to fit our Abbeville Cube Storage and our Alba Playroom Storage, they look great on shelves or tucked in cupboards. They're just incredibly handy to have around the home.
OUR FAVOURITE COLOUR-THEMED BOOKS
The Day The Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
In this book, the main character, Duncan, loves to colour in but when he opens his box of crayons, he finds letters saying, 'We quit'. But why? Pick up the book to find out why Orange and Yellow are no longer speaking to each other and what grievances the other colours have.
The Mixed-Up Chameleon by Eric Carle
The little chameleon's life was not particularly exciting until it discovered it could not only change its colour but shape and size, too. Children will love the chameleon's antics at the zoo when it takes on new forms.
Mix It Up by Herve Tullet
A gorgeous little book packed full of colour that takes readers on a fun, interactive journey where they have to tap the pages to encourage all the colours to come out and play and then have the opportunity to mix them together with their 'magic touch'.
My Many Coloured Days by Dr. Seuss
'You'd be surprised how many ways I change on different coloured days.' You can always rely on Dr. Seuss for great tales and vibrant illustrations but we particularly love this one as colours correspond to moods. For children who struggle to talk about their emotions, it perhaps offers them a different way to explain how they're feeling.
8 Little Planets by Chris Ferrie
Not a book about colour but a beautifully colourful book. 8 Little Planets takes children on a tour around the solar system and celebrates what makes each planet unique. From Neptune to Mercury and all the planets in between, each one is different and each one is happy to be what they are. Aspiring astronomers will find this book a joy.
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