Many recent children's books make it fun to learn about Bible stories, counting, colors, shapes and more.
Kids will have fun playing peek-a-boo with Bible Guess Who? by Allia Zobel-Nolan. The author teaches kids ages 3 to 7 about some Bible characters using a "slide and seek" method. On each page, easy-to-read text asks who's who in a Bible story such as Noah's ark. To find the answer, children pull a sliding tab and the answer peeks through a hole. The warm, colorful artwork makes this a good bedtime book.
Zobel-Nolan also wrote Noah's Big Boat, which uses more than 45 flaps to teach such concepts as matching pairs, counting, shapes, animal sounds and colors. And it's a fun way to learn about the story of Noah's ark. The book is recommended for ages 3 and up--and big kids will definitely have fun reading this story with their children (I have it on good authority that two members of The Lutheran staff were seen happily lifting the flaps).
The book contains bright, colorful and whimsical artwork that will keep active minds busy. And with care, the sturdy book's flaps will withstand years of opening and closing.
(Order the above from Kregel Publications: 616-451-4775; www.gospelcom.net/kregel/.)
Dandi Daley Mackall wrote the Imagination Series for Augsburg Books (800-328-4648; www.augsburgbooks.com): The Shape of Things; Cloud Counting; Color My World; and Animal Babies.
These are perfect books for toddlers. The writing is engaging with its simple, easy-to-understand text. The artwork is big and colorful. And the cardboard books are sturdy so little hands can easily turn the pages. An added benefit--there's a surprise on the last page of each book.
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