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Five Brilliant Books for 2 Year Olds

Mini Reviewer, Theo, will tell you that being two is extremely exciting but sometimes very unfair! There's a whole world out there to be explored - puddles to jump in, furniture to climb on and so many places to run or, even better, to scoot! Unfortunately, all too often, there is someone there to say "Don't do that," "Get down from there" or "Slow down... Wait... STOP!" At these times Theo's frustration overwhelms him. There is a lot of foot stamping, shouting and the grumpiest look you have ever seen!

Are you in need of a giggle? Five Favourite Funny Books

People often ask me what my life is like with three children under five. Well, to be honest, most days I feel like a zoo keeper or, at best, a referee. My two eldest have just entered the dreaded squabbling phase and now our lives are full of dilemmas such as, who gets the "Frozen" plate? Or, who needs that piece of red Lego the most? I admit that sometimes the bickering seems relentless!

One of my solutions to these situations is distraction and there is no better distraction than reading a funny book together. So the next time you're having "one of those days", try reading one of our top five choices to lighten the mood and get you giggling...

So why are picture books important?

I am sure there are many, many reasons why picture books are important to a child's development, however, my personal answer to this question is simple...