Jess is a child who is really not that bothered by chocolate and due to the fact that we end up leaving home very early in a morning she would not be able to eat the chocolate and I do not think that she would be that bothered when she gets home. Instead of actually purchasing her a chocolate advent calendar this year again I have decided to make her a book advent calendar as reading books is something which she really enjoys before bed. I think it is a good way to be able to get new books into your children’s collection you could do this by picking books up in the charity shop because you can get some very cheap good quality books doing this. You could also pick them up in the works when they do they £10 books for £10 offer which is what I did.
If you are unsure on the concept of this basically you select 24 books for your child wrap them up like a present. Last year I purchased some cheap gift tags and wrote the number on them and then you open the one which corresponds with the date like a normal advent calendar. You could write on the wrapping paper should you want and this is something which I might do this year I am undecided yet.
The books which are in Jess’s advent calender if you want some inspiration in what books to purchase for a 2 year old are the following.
Home is where the heart is by Lisa Alderson & Alice King
The greedy dog by Alex Firth
I love you sleepyhead by Claire Freedman & Simon Mendez
Stop Monkeying around by Cupcake
Hungry Harry by Joanne Partis
What you doing in my bed by Daniel Bedford
What’s in your pocket by Ruth Symons
My big shouting day by Rebecca Patterson
Bedtime for little bears by David Bedford
Hold Tight by John Prater
Grubs Pup by Abi Burlington
Grub in love by Abi Burlington & Sarah Warbuton
Who loves baby? by Julia Hurbery
Your the Best
I love you Daddy by Jillian Harker
The very sleepy sloth by Andrew Murray
This is my pet
Lion Practice by Emma Carlisle
You and Me always
Bedtime Hullabaloo by David Conway
Shy Little Lion
That’s not funny bunny by Bethany Heines
Dog did it by Lynne Garner
Bye Bye baby brother by Sheena Dempsey
What are you putting in your little ones advent calendar this year?