Alexander and Winnie the Pooh

Winnie the Pooh Lego
Winnie the Pooh Lego

Winnie the Pooh.

We continue to enjoy our Thursday morning reading as well as lots of play-time.

April 2023

Alexander knows all about ‘Paddington Bear’, Peter Rabbit and the Gruffelo’ and he watches them on T.V.

They are good stories but Nanny thought he should know a bit more about Winnie the Pooh, especially as he is one of her favourites.

Lego Winnie the Pooh

Nanny has a Lego set of Winnie the Pooh which Alexander has seen out on display.

As Nanny would be putting it away to make room for Christmas Lego, she knew that she would need to break it up to go away in its box. Nanny thought maybe Alexander might like to play with it first and it wouldn't matter if it broke a little bit more.

Nanny introduced the characters or Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, Eeyore and Rabbit. Alexander was very gentle and loved being able to open the tree house and look inside. He likes houses.Winnie the Pooh and friends

After Christmas Alexander kept asking where was the Winnie the Pooh house so Nanny thought she would remake it and put it on display, Alexander really does enjoy being able to play with it gently.

Nanny kept singing a few songs that she remembered such as ‘I’m just a little black raincloud’.

Then she found a few videos of a songs.

She found the Winnie the Pooh exercise song where he says ‘I’m short fat and proud of that’,

with the recent debate about Roald Dhal, Nanny wondered if he should say that?

But no don’t change it!

Exercise song

Nanny found Tiggers very bouncy song and Alexander loved that too.

The wonderful thing about Tiggers

Then Nanny found Eeyore’s gloomy song, ‘Nobody wants to be my friend’.

It was a gloomy song and Nanny wondered if Alexander might like it or not. But he did giggle when it came to ‘except for …’ to which Nanny added ‘And Alexander… and Nanny’…

Eeyore's Gloomy song

He was certainly learning more about the characters and watched them with interest.

Nanny couldn’t find a song for Piglet or Rabbit.

Winnie the Pooh book

The Winnie the Pooh story book Nanny has is not a picture book, it has the original black and white EH Shepherd prints. (The storyline is definitely innocent adult humour) Unfortunately Nanny’s cassette recorder and video don’t work. So, we couldn’t listen or watch Nanny’s Winnie the Pooh stories

Nanny did find a colourful copy of the Disney book version of the ‘blustery day’ so she read that.

But oops, being American, it was a good job Nanny was reading it as Winnie the Pooh landed in the ‘gorse bush’ and had prickles in his ‘bottom’ (said Nanny). It did make Nanny giggle.

Winnie the Pooh and the Backson

Visiting the local library, Nanny managed to find a DVD of Winnie the Pooh and the story of Eeyore’s tail.

Christopher Robin had disappeared and had left a note: ‘Busy, Backson’ (back soon). The note resulted in a song from Owl all about the Backson monster.

Alexander watched with interest and Nanny was keen to point out that Tigger was in disguise as a Backson.

Nanny decided Alexander was a ‘Backson’ as he was off to Northern Ireland for Easter but hopefully, he will be ‘back soon.

On Alexander’s return Nanny had managed to find a second DVD for Winnie the Pooh.

There were three stories; The honey tree; the blustery day and Tiggers story.

We watched them each in turn and Alexander loved it.

“Can we watch it next time, Nanny?”

“No, because it has to go back to the library.”

Alexander thought about this.

“I go to the library to get books,” he replied.

The story was definitely a big hit Nanny thinks he enjoyed it as the narrator was telling the story (reading just like Nanny) and there were words just like a book.

He was very keen to show Nanny how he could bounce like Tigger

“T, I, double G, er!”

He also liked to try out Winnie the Pooh’s exercises.

On Alexander’s return from Northern Ireland, he had a late Easter Egg hunt and Nanny had found a little pot of honey for him to take home too.

Where to get my books

Books are available from the following:   My Books

Amazon.co.uk     Amazon.com     Waterstones    

Barnes&Noble    Foyles (amongst others)

Don't forget to look and ask in your local Museum, book shop or even buy on your Sainsburys on line shop!

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