I became an Independent Usborne Organiser in September 15′ and I can’t believe I haven’t mentioned it yet. This is a strange thing because anyone who know me, know’s that its pretty much all I’ve been banging on about for months! I wouldn’t go as far as saying I’ve become known as the “book pusher” yet or maybe I have?
One of the great perks about about this job is that I get to browse all the new titles before they hit the shops, and pre order. I’m able to get free and half prices books plus discounts. I’m not sure why I love this part so much, probably because I love the feeling of a grabbing a bargain.
I haven’t been that pro-active in my Usborne organising since Christmas, as I figured most parenting won’t be adding to their kids library just yet. The break has given me an opportunity to regroup, look at the 2016 catalogue, create new goals and finally go through all my stock.
Phoebe has always enjoyed her books but when teething has a tendency to chew everything like a puppy…so then I have the hide the books. Feebs has just started saying the word “booookkksss”. Quite cute the first few times she said it upon thrusting and throwing books at my face, not so cute the 20th time that day. However I absolutely love the fact she’s into reading and has a huge book collection, plus library books.
Story and book time has a massive role in our daily routine as thankfully it has always had a calming influence on my active daughter.We had to change up the bedtime stories at around 14 months, mainly because we found stories where making her more alert and when they ended she had a mega meltdown. Her bedtime story is now before her bath, which works much better for everyone.
I want to include our love for books into the blog by creating Phoebe’s Books of the Month. As we are half way through February already I’ll start our book journey Early March.