Where would we be without books? I know that personally I wouldn’t be where I am today had it not been for the Judy Blumes, Ann M Martins and VC Andrews of the world when I started realising just how much I loved reading and the escape that it provided me with. Books continue to provide me with other things and most importantly an education,even now as I embark on a new course at the end of the month.
We all know how important it is to start reading to kids from birth becaue it helps them to develop language/writing skills and kids associate it with comfort and love. I actually started reading to my eldest when she was in the womb as it felt like a nice thing to do and whether or not it is a coincidence, she loves picking up books now and often reads every night either to herelf,or her brother and she has a great imagination when it comes to writing stories at school.
So when we were asked to review some books by “Collins Big Cat”, she was delighted to receive 6 and a full color atlas as well as information for a website with coloring in downloads. Each pack contains 3 fiction and 3 non fiction books all for differen’t levels which will interest all readers whiuch have been used in schools but are now available on the high street. The atlas was a great help due to our recent trip to Canada and we also discussed her homework from last term which put things into perpective re the topic of countries.It’s colorful and clear which makes it easier for kids to grasp and understand as well as visualise which makes learning easy and fun. Also,by following the link,you can win a copy of each as well as a jigsaw puzzle.
From a parents perspective, I like that they are tailored for differen’t reading levels but with activities to make it fun and we can do this all in the comfort of our own homes without it feeling like work and all of us are able to get involved. We have set aside an hour each night when the TV gets switched off and reading happens. My daughter has read all of the books to her brother and her and I have also done some reading together, She especially loved “The House in the forest”, and liked how the book was illustrated. She was also very proud of herself after going into school and telling her teacher what she learned when reading “Cloud Forest” and she was asked to speak about it to her classmates.
These books make reading fun, and they really are invaluable. My daughter would highly recommend these books, she has picked them up more than once and continues to do so and she likes telling her little brother facts that she has been reading about which as a parent , I couldn’t ask for anything more from a book.