Most of us have memories from our childhood of reading at least one Roald Dahl book. Now as parents we have the amazing opportunity to share these stories with our own children too. Today is Roald Dahl Day, a day to celebrate this great author and the incredible legacy he has left behind.
So, whether you’re teaching opposites (read my Roald Dahl’s Opposites review) or counting skills (read my Roald Dahl’s 123 review) with your toddler in the new board books, learning a few new facts about creepy crawlies in James’s Giant Bug Book (read my review here), or searching for a golden ticket to visit Willy Wonker’s chocolate factory, make sure you dip into the Roald Dahl library and have a Dahlightful day!
Spending time reading with my kids is one of my favourite things to do, but we also love doing crafts together. Imagine my delight when I saw that you can enjoy some fantastic Roald Dahl inspired crafts over at Roald Dahl HQ. There are party packs to download with fun crafts and activities to do, so make sure you check that out! We had such fun creating a cute caterpillar and ladybird.
You can also celebrate by entering the amazing Imaginormous writing contest that Penguin Random House is running during September and October. Children aged between six and twelve can submit their 100 word-story idea, and three lucky entrants can win the ultimate Roald Dahl fan experience. The prizes are incredible with Matilda the Musical tickets, Exclusive Books vouchers, personalised copies of My Golden Ticket by Wonderbly, an illustration of their story idea by local author Kerryn Ponter which will appear in Minimag magazine and exclusive Roald Dahl merchandise up for grabs. Find out more at the competition website and help your child get their entry in today.
Which is your favourite Roald Dahl book? If you’d like to add to your collection this is a great time to do so, if you buy any Roald Dahl title at participating stores until the 16th September you will receive a limited edition James and the Giant Peach tote bag!