Communication and language is one of the prime areas of learning within the Early Years Foundation Stage and literacy is one of the specific areas under the revised framework. Giving children the opportunity to enjoy books and encourage them to talk about their feelings, concerns and interests will also help to support them with their learning, development and wellbeing.

From books for babies and toddlers, to books for preschoolers, each month Caroline Cook, journalist, children’s book reviewer and Bright Horizons parent, takes a topic and shares a selection for you and your children to enjoy together.