Wednesday 17 October 2018

Reading with Clever Tykes inspirational story books for kids

I was asked by Clever Tykes if I wanted to read these Inspirational books for kids with my great nephews. I refer to them as The Things. 1, 2 and 3. They are 5, 3 and 18 months.

When I visit the UK, we do a lot of reading and Thing 1 often has a book or two waiting for me to read with him, his brothers also love to snuggle up on the sofa to join in.

Although these books are aimed at slightly older children aged 7+ they were perfect for reading with younger children also, as they do relate to day to day activities, such as healthy eating, making changes, taking responsibility, problem solving and realising one's potential and having a go. The books also promote important values through morals and role models.

We started with 'Change it Cho' and by the 3rd chapter I had Dragon fruit on my shopping list, we'd discussed why fruit and vegetables are good for us and how too many sweeties damage our teeth and took to google to find out what calcium was and where we get it from.

As a teacher also, I would use these books in my lesson planning if I wanted to promote a change in thinking and encourage class discussions. There are teacher packs available to support the books as well as activity packs for the children available online to support learning.


  1. I really enjoyed reading books to my kids when they were much younger - but always preferred the ones which were motivating and inspiring like these. #TriumphantTales

    1. the books were slightly too long for this age, but i read them first and was able to adapt them for the 3 year old

  2. Little Man adores reading since he has been at school and these look great. Thanks for sharing with #TriumphantTales.