Pre- Nursery and Pre-School book that grows and advances with your child.
As most parents/carers will know, when you are buying books for your pre-school child the books tend to be for one age level, so you end up accumulating quite a stack of books for each stage of development.
This book has four stages.
counting with a use of a visual aid. The number is shown(1) and then a picture of one item (one fish) is shown.
To the child this helps visualise what the number one looks like and how many items that number represents.
recognizing the visual representation of the number. The page will have a set of large colourful numbers and underneath in black print it will say ‘Find the number 0’
recognizing and pointing out all the numbers on a page.
Last but not least my favourite stage, the interactive level.
A number of same items are shown (fish) underneath there are three number choices. If the child presses the correct answer the book reads congratulations or correct. Wrong answer and a sad smiley face appears and it says try again.
In our day and age of e-readers this is the type of book I want to see and use as a scholastic resource. Children get the best of both worlds in this book. The modern technology and a fun way to learn. The bright colourful illustrations, easy instructions and the chance to use Mommy or Daddy’s precious Kindle or IPad make this a perfect choice of book.
Personally I have found that although my youngest son enjoys his books, with him being a bit of a reluctant reader I have to find new ways of stimulating that interest for books and reading. Devices like e-readers, tablets and even smartphones are a really useful resource. A resource that is still often overlooked and underestimated by many.
The interactive feature on this book works on most media that support the function. I have tried it on my smartphone, Kindle Fire and Ipad.
The illustrations and numbers are really eye-catching, so you might be cleaning a few sticky fingerprints off of your screens, because your child is going to want to touch it.
I received a free copy of this book for my review.