The Lad’s new book on books for kids features a series of essays that look at the best books for toddlers and kids, ranging from classic to contemporary.
The book, titled What We Like, and What We Do, explores the many benefits of reading in an age of digital distractions, such as technology and social media.
“We are all reading a lot on mobile devices now, so it is really important to have an age-appropriate read that you can put to bed at night,” says co-author of the book, Emma Smith.
“You have to be very careful about what you’re doing, and to put your baby to bed early and have them fall asleep.”
For the baby, it’s important to get the most out of your time with them and make sure they’re enjoying themselves.
“The book is available for pre-order from The Lad Bookshop and can be ordered from the publisher, Penguin Random House.
It is also available for Kindle and other e-readers and is available at Amazon.com.
The Lad’s book on reading has been praised for its insights into the cultural history of children and families, and its advice on how to raise them.”
It’s important that we have books for children to read,” Ms Smith says.”
If you’re a parent who is reading to your children, it is important that you also read them to their friends, family and anyone else who might be reading too.
“What we do as parents, we teach them what they can do, how they can be good parents.”
The Lad has also released an app, The Best Book, that offers parents a selection of children’s books for reading.
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