The best way I can sum up Clickety Books is by saying they are just like those 'hidden vegetable meals' your Mum used to make! They are educationally nutritious, yet without the obvious packaging. And they play an extremely vital role in the development of your child in all the important areas, such as speech, language and literacy - Absolutely fantastic!
Elena (2 years and 10 months) chose Jake's Cakes after bath time, when I came back into the room she had picked it up and was telling the story. She had only heard it once and loves it. The pictures are detailed enough for her to want to study them, but clear enough to help her with the plot.
After only one reading she said "I love this book"!
"The Early Soundplay books, Chatty Bat, Clip Clop's Picnic and Jake's Cakes, are a unique and valuable resource for parents and early years practitioners. Without being at all obviously 'educational', these engaging picture story books subtly reinforce an awareness of speech sounds through the sorts of repetitions and plays on words that children love.
The books are very inviting to the children. The pictures are great and the staff enjoy using the puppets and allowing the children to become more involved with the stories. I feel they are a very useful resource to help with the children's literacy development.
They are used with children on a one to one basis and in small groups. The children are able to use the puppets themselves and we then allow them to have just the puppets to enable them to become involved in small world play and use their imagination.
These have become the soundtrack to mealtimes in our house. They live next to the table and we each take it in turns (2 adults, one 10 year old and a 6 year old) to read them aloud to our youngest who is 2. Each of us brings something different to the readings but there is always laughter.
They are firm favourites because of the wonderful characters, their (sometimes surprising) exploits and the bouncy text. We look forward to the next editions...thank you.