From Portugal with love
AAB stood in sheer wonder today as a set of handmade Three Little Pigs Softies&Tales from Pink Nounou arrived for All Abroad J (my nearly two-year-old son). As I took each little pig out of the drawstring bag, my eyes were immediately drawn to the dapper striped overalls each one was dressed in. Reaching further into the bag I pulled out the big bad wolf (also wearing his own unique pair of rabbit-print overalls), followed by the little pigs’ house. At this moment my son caught a glimpse and his eyes widened with delight, so (being a Christmas present!) I quickly packed them back into their bag and stashed it away.
Besides how beautiful the set was to look at, I could see how easily Pink Nounou’s Softies&Tales would engage children in the story. Young children are such visual learners, therefore enacting the story using soft toys of the actual characters would benefit their engagement in the reading process.
Pink Nounou’s collection of Softies&Tales also includes Snow White and The Seven Dwarves, Little Red Riding Hood (pictured above), The Princess and the Pea and Alice in Wonderland. The handmade fabric book that each of the sets come with is available in English or Portuguese. I can’t wait to huff and puff and blow the pigs’ house down with my little man on Christmas Day! You can visit the Pink Nounou website here and see their Softies & Tales range here.