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I was recently asked to do a review on a couple books by Litte Scholastic, a developmental publishing program that introduces reading to babies and toddlers ages birth to three years. Each book features rhyming, repetitive, or predictable text, interactive components, and familiar subjects—all formatted to delight babies, toddlers, and parents. Visit www.littlescholastic.com for expert advice and articles, parenting tips, book information, and more.
Here are the books exact books I was sent to review:
“Colors” – This board book features favorite animals in bright and bold colors for children to name and touch. Review basic colors with this hands-on format!
“Welcome Winter” – This bright, tactile board book celebrates a first encounter with the coldest season: winter. Bold, simple illustrations and textures show what a child first sees, hears, touches, and feels. And no matter how blowy or snowy it may be outside, this child ends up safe and warm in Mommy’s arms.
As you all know, I have 4 small children (ages 6, 4, 2, and almost1). These books are definitely geared towards babies and toddlers, but my older children enjoyed them as well. My 6 yr old was actually reading the books to my younger ones and having a great time being the older brother.
This is what I loved about the books:
- Thick pages – they were easy for my toddler to turn and they seem like they will hold up well with a lot of use and maybe some chewing from the baby. LOL
- Bright colors – children love color and as a mom, I can easily point out the basic colors while reading.
- Simple cartoon images – Though I am an artist and I do love the artistic style of many of the children’s books today, I really think simple books are much better for babies and toddlers.
My children’s favorite thing about the books:
- Interactive – my children LOVED the touch and feel pages. That is always a big hit as well as the flip pages where you can flip a panel and reveal something underneath.
Thanks so much Little Scholastic for allowing me and my family to review these great books!