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Inspiring Childrens’ Books From Clever Tykes

  • June 10, 2017

We love reading, as you may have noticed from my previous blog posts about our favourite stories and non-fiction books. Little H is becoming a bit of a bookworm too, which I’m so happy about! We’ve just got to the stage where we’re reading longer books with chapters which is much better than the awful school reading books.

I’m always on the lookout for books that will capture her interest and recently came across these inspiring childrens’ books from Clever Tykes.

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Clever Tykes have produced a series of 3 books to introduce children to important life skills and characteristics through positive entrepreneurial role models. The books are aimed at 6-11-year-olds, and Clever Tykes have also produced free learning resources for primary enterprise education.

This idea really interested me as I’m big on inspiring Little H to pursue things that she loves, as well as sneaking in anything educational. The books in the series are Code-It Cody, Walk-It Willow, and Change-It Cho.

When the books arrived, Litte H went straight for Code-It Cody. This story is about a boy called Cody who enters his school’s computer club competition to create his own computer game.

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Little H loves anything technology related and has already been learning a bit of coding at school so this was right up her street. We read the first chapter together and I later found her reading it in bed by torchlight way past her bedtime! This is the first time she’s been interested enough in a book to do this and it’s exactly what I used to do. The story is great, it’s easy to follow and educational whilst still being fun. Little H’s review is “It’s about really cool things like coding and compute games and apps. I want to make computer games when I’m older”. I think Clever Tyke’s job is done with inspiring this one to be an entrepreneur!

Next, we read Walk-It Willow. Walk-It Willow is about a little girl called Willow who turns her love of dog walking into a business.

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Since I go to work every day we’ve talked with Little H a lot about having to earn money, and all the different things she could do for a job when she’s older. (This week she wants to be a teacher, last week it was a police officer!) Walk-It Willow has made Little H think about how she could earn more pocket money and she’s been offering to do all sorts of things from washing my car to drawing me pictures!

The last book of the three is Change-It Cho. This one is based around healthy eating, and a sporty girl called Cho who wants to set up her own fruit and veg stall to help her school friends eat healthier.

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I found this book very handy for backing up what we try to tell Little H about not eating too many sweets, we’ve had a lot of “Is this good for me?” questions since reading this story. It’s also a great read to encourage kids to stand up for what they believe in – something that we all want our kids to do.

The characters in all three books are inspiring and relatable to young children. They all face challenges to overcome, and all work hard to put their plans into action. It’s so nice to see characters that are in more realistic situations, rather than the usual fighting monsters or rescuing the princess. It’s also refreshing to see characters who don’t all look the same!

I’ve been really impressed with these books. If you are looking for some inspiring stories, with strong characters then you definitely need to check out these Clever Tykes books. Mention them to your child’s school as well, there’s lots of free resources they can take advantage of.

Sarah

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15 Comments

  • Rebecca | AAUBlog

    these sounds really good. As fun as some of the other types of children’s books are, I think it is great that we can read inspiring and motivating stories with our little ones x

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  • Jo - Cup of Toast

    These sound really good. I’m always on the lookout for new books to try with our little bookworms so will look these up, thanks! #blogstravaganza

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  • Nicola

    I love the sound of these books…my 6 year old loves reading and these would be perfect for her! #blogstravaganza

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  • suz

    I’d not heard of these books but they sound great. Thanks for sharinhg
    #Blogstravaganza

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  • Jodie

    Oh these look so so cool!! I will definitely need to take a look at these soon.

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  • Fiona Cambouropoulos

    What inspiring sounding books for children, a great way to inspire a dream and let them see it can happen. #KCACOLS

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  • Kerry norris

    These sound good. I’ve not heard of them before. Will have to remember them for when my girls are old enough x

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  • The Tale of Mummyhood

    These look great! I love reading with my two and am always looking for new books to add to our library! Thanks so much for sharing with #Blogstravaganza x x

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  • ljdove23

    These look like such lovely little books, I know that my children would love them! My eldest daughter is really getting into reading so any new books are always welcome. Thanks for the recommendation! Thank you for joining us at #sharingthebloglove

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  • Laura - dear bear and beany

    I love the look of these books and they are perfect for my niece who is in the age range for them. She is a real book worm now and I’m always looking for things to buy her. Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

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  • Helena

    These certainly sound like some lovable books #KCACOLS

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  • Cheryl @ Tea or Wine

    I’ve not heard of Clever Tykes, but these books sound great. My eldest is almost 6 and really getting into reading, I’ll look out for them. Love the fact that they’re good role models too! Thanks for linking up with #KCACOLS, hope to see you next time.

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  • Bread

    I like this idea – there aren’t many books that encourage kids to start their own business. #kcacols

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  • Kate

    These sound great. I especially like the sound of the healthy eating one! #KCACOLS

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  • Wendy

    I love reading to my son’s and while we do enjoy reading all his fictional story books I think it is good to also read books that educate him. These books sound great and very inspiring, my boy is only 3 so might be a bit king but will definitely keep an eye for them as he gets older xx #kcacols

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