Woolly & Tig has been a firm favourite in this house since the first series aired on CBeebies, so I’m pleased to see a range of books have now been published by Random House. They have a good selection, covering story books and activity books which include wipe clean and sticker types.
If you haven’t met Woolly & Tig before, they are a young girl called Tig and her toy spider, Woolly. The shows aim to explore new experiences that young children face such as the first time going swimming or being afraid of the dark. Woolly encourages Tig to try new things, not be afraid of things and learn lots of new activities.
We received a couple of story books, Woolly at Nursery and I Love Mummy. They are both high quality books, with thick glossy pages and bright pictures.
I Love Mummy discusses the relationship between Tig and her mummy, how much her mummy loves her and all the things she does for Tig. It then shows Tig how she should help her mummy and understand that sometimes her mummy has to do things and can’t play but it doesn’t mean she loves Tig any less.
Woolly at Nursery explores the fun Tig has at nursery until she accidentally bumps into a little boy one day. They both blame each other and she no longer enjoys nursery. But by learning to share her worries and concerns she is happy to go back to nursery. Both these books build on experiences and we have enjoyed reading them. They make good talking points if your child has come across similar issues.
We then had a look at the activity books. The Wipe Clean book is excellent for little ones who are just starting to hold a pen and get to grips with making marks on paper. This is perfect for 3 yr old Mister B who could follow the lines, dots, shapes with the pen. It also has simple words to copy which he struggles a bit with, but this makes the book a bit of a challenge and gives him something to learn from. He is the ideal age for this and has really enjoyed doing it.
The sticker books are all of a high quality, with lots of colourful stickers for little ones to add to the pages. There are lots of other activities such as mazes, counting, colouring in etc. plenty to keep little ones occupied. We’ve had great fun with these and it’s perfect to sit down with Mister B and do. He’s really enjoyed them.
All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write the review.