Today by Julie Morstad

TodayI spotted this one on Instagram a little while ago and I admit that I bought it based solely on how pretty the cover is! It’s a beautiful book – but it has so much more to offer than the aesthetics.

The pages take you through a typical day for a child – albeit during a weekend or a holiday – and asks you to make lots of decisions. What will you wear today? What hairstyle will you choose? What will you eat for breakfast? Where would you like to go if the sun is shining? How do you plan to get there? How about if it’s raining? What game shall we play? Do you want bubbles in your bath? Which pyjamas will you wear?

Every option is beautifully illustrated and there is a great cast of diverse characters. The clothing, hair and food choices cater for different cultures, which opens up lots of discussion and opportunities for learning new things about the world. My super-picky daughter is fascinated by the fact that in some countries rice is eaten for breakfast and she definitely wants to move somewhere where you can travel around on a camel or where grass skirts are an option!

Ivy is at an age where she loves to make decisions so this is perfect for her and we spend ages reading it and talking through all of the options. The paths she chooses through the book very much reflect the mood she is in on a given day so it’s also an interesting tool for getting some insight in to how your child is feeling.

Extremely engaging and highly recommended!

Buy it now: https://amzn.to/2GUkTLN

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