Showing posts with label literacy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label literacy. Show all posts

January 28, 2013

Fabulous digital books that children will enjoy

Literacy is an essential part of our life, so we can gain knowledge and awareness.  ABC Life Literacy Canada has made January 27th to be Literacy day since 1999 to raise awareness for the importance of reading and engaging in literacy related activites. 
Teaching our children the importance of literacy in a fun manner is something we can do as parents.   My children like using the iPad to read as there are features that make it interactive.  Digital books such as Little Critter, Five Little Monkeys and The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins are fun books that we can purchase from iTunes.  We really enjoy the "record and share" feature of these books similar to the Dr. Seuss's collection.  
The digital book Little Critter is a fabulous book for young children as they will be able to relate with Little Critter going to the dentist.  This story is beautifully illustrated with colourful pictures to show everything that happens at the dentist such as having a checkup, cleaning, taking dental x-rays, finding a cavity and bravely getting a filling.  
This book will encourage young children to not think of the dentist visits as a scary place, rather as something that will benefit them to take care of their teeth.  
My children liked inferring their experience with Little Critter's.  After reading the book we had a conversation about taking care of our teeth so we don't have to get a filling :)
The digital book Five Little Monkeys Play Hide and Seek is about Lulu, the babysitter being in charge of the five little monkeys while their mama is out dancing.  During bedtime the monkeys persuade Lulu to play hide-and-seek and they hide in a place where their babysitter couldn't find them. 
I don't want to tell you where the monkey's hid as I don't want to spoil the fun.  Read this funny book with your little ones to find out where the monkey hid; I would have never thought to look in that place either :)  
This book will encourage children to count and play a game of hide-and-seek.
Dr. Seuss's The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins is celebrating its 75th anniversary and is available on the App Store.  
In this story, Kind Derwin of Didd demands "hats off to the King" when he passes by his citizens.  But young Bartholomew Cubbins has a problem, every time he removes his hat another hat appears atop of his head.  It is a humorous book that children six years and over will enjoy reading.  
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January 27, 2012

Flippity find board game at Kimmyshop

Kimmyshop is a good destination to find all the favourite hard to find character merchandise from games, arts and crafts to bagpacks and lunch boxes. Their products are shipped all over the world. All the products in the site are separated by catergories, age, characters and brands. This makes it easy to find products for children, especially if you are looking to buy gifts.
This simple memory and matching game is targeted for preschoolers. It teaches children to work within a given time, to take turns and helps with their fine motor skills. In this game, children learn to quickly recognize the matching pictures and find as many of their favourite disney character tiles, before the sand timer ends or until they find Mickey mouse. The game continues until all the tiles are flipped.
This Hasbro flippty find is a fabulous hands on game where the whole family can enjoy as it could be played with 1 to 4 players from age 3+.

January 27th is Family Literacy Day to raise national awareness in reading and engaging in Literacy related activities as a family. Teaching our children literacy and numeracy with games are always a fun way to teach in which they will learn faster and remember.

I got a chance to review this Hasbro flippity board game from their site. All rights reserved on opinion, photographs and written content Createwithmom © 2012. Please Ask First