Book of the Month – September 2020

A Frida Kahlo book for young children

We love reading stories at home, but I also like to share a range of non-fiction books with Pip.

This month we’ve been learning all about Frida Kahlo while enjoying the My First Frida Kahlo board book. Part of the Little People, Big Dreams series, this cute little book tells your little ones all about the inspiring painter, including a bit about her life and her art.

The book introduces Frida as a little girl and explains some of the difficulties she faced through her life and how she found happiness through her art. It’s a positive and inspiring read for young children, but uplifting and enjoyable for adults too.

A book about Frida Kahlo for children

We’ve been doing quite a bit of painting at home recently, so this book has been a nice one to link to some of our activities. Pip understands that Frida was a painter and will often mention her when we’re doing our painting, which I find lovely.

These books are a great way to introduce young children to a range of important and inspirational people, including Coco Channel, Amelia Earhart and Maya Angelou, to name a few. They are informative books, but written in simple sentences. The illustrations are really sweet and colourful and inspire plenty of conversation. Pip is able to identify Frida in the images and likes to point to her as we make our way through the book.

I’ve lost count of how many times we’ve read this one, Pip is always keen to read it again and again and I must admit, I’m rather enjoying it too!

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