A goodnight story is ingrained in me as something that a parent does with their child. However, Ronan has resisted any book and would always close the book if one tried to read it. Christmas brought Perkins Panda to our house and that goodnight story to our bedtime routine.
Perkins Panda is a series of three books along with a matching stuffed bear (or rather Panda). His nobbly nose can be felt in the first book as well as on the bear. The second book keeps Ronan busy getting him to fill up Perkin’s backpack with accoutrements for a picnic before dressing Panda for going outside. We haven’t gotten to the third book, but a quick peak suggests that Ronan will be busy laying out a picnic on our floor before falling asleep.
Perkins Panda is advertised for children birth to age six. It comes with various activities books and cassettes (yes! get out that tape player) with songs. I’m not sure Ronan would have shown any interest in his first years, but it is definitely building up all those concepts that our QTVI is very keen on developing.