Sunday, 31 January 2016

Traffic Jam / Animal Parade

Traffic Jam / Animal Parade

By Aino-Maija Metsola
Published by Wide Eyed Editions

Have you heard of Wide Eyed Editions - they create some truly stunning non-fiction books that encourage curiosity about the world we live in. Classic themes are presented simply but in high quality formats that look and feel like beautiful objects. Traffic Jam and Animal Parade are part of the  Learning Garden series which also features Counting and Colours.

The Traffic Jam puzzle book helps children to learn what "in front" and "behind" mean using things that go. This book features a tractor, bus, truck, bicycle, fire engine and a traffic light, items that are easily recognisable to young children. There are 6 reversible puzzle pieces which are large and easy to handle, they can also be stored easily within the chunky book. The illustrations and colours are bold and stylish.

The Animal Parade puzzle book helps children to learn what "bigger" and "smaller" mean using a range of animals, such as a butterfly, fish, parrot, monkey, lion and an elephant. This is just as stylish as Traffic Jam, Animal Parade was a hit with Aoife, who loved pulling out the puzzle pieces and placing them back in. A little too young yet to understand the meaning of bigger and smaller but I don't think it will be long!

These are simple first concept books that are stylish and colourful. And if you have a little one that isn't showing a strong interest in books yet, then these puzzle books could be a great option and a way to help make learning fun. Available soon in all good book shops and online.

1 comment:

  1. What a great article! Puzzles may help enhance a child’s memory. For example, a child will need to recall the size, color and shape of various pieces as he or she works through the puzzle. If a piece doesn’t fit, the child sets it aside. But he or she will need to remember that piece when it is needed.