Ladybird Tuesday: 3a Things we like


So let's just pretend it's still Tuesday OK? This week's run away a little bit!

Things we like, book 3a from the Ladybird Key Words Reading Scheme is a such a reminder of my own childhood as these covers are exactly the ones I remember when I was young. I love the artwork and the innocent time that it represents.


Things have changed quite a bit since 1964 when this book was first published and I find it fascinating to look at all the day to day things that children did then and I think they're a great reminder of how children are still entertained by simple things. Little Miss C always gets very excited whenever I take her on the bus and one of her favourite parks has a lovely view of the train line from near the playground area.


Even just trips to the local shops can be exciting when you're little and if you use a bit of imagination there are also a huge number of learning opportunities – from recognising ingredients for meals, to counting and understanding money. 


In amongst plans for Christmas I'm also starting to think about the new year which is fast approaching and I'm starting to think that I'm going to make 2014 a year of concentrating on the simple things in life. Trying to take things back towards the times seen in books like this and they're providing great inspiration for me.


In addition to the pictures accompanying the main story in this book there is also this lovely page of vocabulary at the end. To be it's just crying out to be turned into artwork for a child's bedroom. It's simply gorgeous.

If you have a collection of old Ladybird books then please feel free to join in with Ladybird Tuesday. There are no formal rules to follow, just leave a link to any post you write in the comments below and if you're feeling kind link back to my Ladybird Tuesday category here on Being Mrs C. Thank you!


  1. says

    Oh I love this book, I have a copy! The illustrations are fantastic. I must get them out again for my son to read as a change from his school reading books. I’ve joined again this week with The Story of Music. I’ve also realised that I forgot to add my link last week as we were away, it was all about the farm Thanks for hosting, love reading your posts and going through my own collection!

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