We’ve heard so much about the summer slide for school-age kids and how we can keep our kids learning, but what about our smaller kids? There are plenty of opportunities to keep your youngest kids learning, too. A few books to try:
- Montessori Letter Work and Number Work (Abrams Appleseed, $10 each) by Bobby and June George are board books with brightly-colored images and textured pages so toddlers can trace the letters and numbers on the pages. Letters book includes phonetic word sounds on each page, reinforcing the sound of each letter over the name of each letter, and letters are organized by shape rather than alphabetically. Numbers book is tabbed and focuses on teaching children what a specific number of objects looks like before focusing on the number itself.
- Little Pim Feelings and Colors (Abrams, $9 each) by Julia Pimsleur Levine feature panda Little Pim as he explores the worlds of colors and feelings in English, Spanish and French. These interactive books feature tabs to pull and flaps to lift to search for the items mentioned in the story.
- The Baby Signing Book, 2nd Edition (Robert Rose, $25) by Sara Bingham is a broad and comprehensive guide to get your baby learning to sign and communicate. Includes chapters on getting started and techniques so even if you’ve never signed before, you can use this book and use signs with your child. Also includes over 100 pages of signs for commonly-used words, plus chapters on signing with older children and children with special needs.
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