Friday, November 12, 2010

For Your Bookworms {GIVEAWAY}

My kids love books right now.  Our apartment often looks like a library exploded in it because of all of the books they have strewn about.  Their favorites at the moment are what I call "touch books" - you know, the ones that have something fun for them to feel on each page.  They don't want to sit down and hear a story, they just want to touch all of the cool textures.  So when Little Scholastic offered to send me two of their newest titles and I realized they were "touch books," I was so excited!  I knew the girls would love them.  And they do.

The first book we received was Petting Farm.


This board book helps pre-schoolers learn about farm animals in a really innovative way - by seeing, hearing and touching them.  Each page features a different animal with something about it touch - a horse's mane, a pig's nose - which Gabrielle and Alaina adore.  But that's not all.  Petting Farm comes with a 20-minute DVD that brings the animals to life!  And it's so fun to watch - not only are all of the baby animals adorable but the photography is wonderful and the music is delightful.  Your kids won't be the only ones who want to start the DVD again when it ends.

The second book we got was Little Shapes.


You may be wondering what there is to touch when it comes to shapes but all of the shapes in this book have a tactile element - shiny, scratchy, etc.  That interaction really seems to help facilitate learning because we repeat the names of the shapes, touch them and look at them.  The pages are sturdy and hold up well to lots of handling and I really like that they have rounded edges.  Gabrielle and Alaina tend to run around with their books so I appreciate that there aren't any pointy corners for me to worry about.  I'm going to get the girls some of the other books in the "Little" series including Little Colors, Alphabet, Peek-a-Zoo and Numbers.

If you're looking for educational books that your little ones will enjoy, I would highly recommend these two titles.  You can buy both Petting Farm and Little Shapes on Amazon.

About Little Scholastic:
From the most trusted name in learning comes Little Scholastic, a developmental publishing program that introduces reading to babies and toddlers ages birth to three years. Each book features rhyming, repetitive, or predictable text, interactive components, and familiar subjects—all formatted to delight babies, toddlers, and parents. Visit www.littlescholastic.com for expert advice and articles, parenting tips, book information, and more.


And boy do I have a great giveaway for you today!  Little Scholastic is generously giving three lucky AFOMFT readers copies of Petting Farm and Little Shapes.  That's right, there will be three winners chosen!  To enter, post a comment here telling me what your child's favorite book is right now (this is mandatory).  For additional entries:
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  • Follow AFOMFT on Twitter (@AFOMFT or click the birdie icon on the sidebar) and tweet this post by clicking the graphic above or this giveaway:  It's the Holiday Happening on @AFOMFT with a giveaway-a-day all month! #Win two wonderful children's books from @Scholastic - http://tinyurl.com/AFOMFT
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Please leave a separate comment for each entry (two if you've blogged about the giveaway) and make sure to include a link to your tweet, blog post, etc. All entries must be posted on AFOMFT as a direct comment to this post.  Comments on Facebook will not count as entries.  This giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. only and ends November 19th at 11:59 pm EST. Three winners will be selected by random.org and announced on AFOMFT on November 20th. If the winners don't contact AFOMFT within 48 hours, a new drawing will be held so be sure to check back to see if you've won!

Please note that Little Scholastic provided me with the two books listed above for the purpose of this review.  No other compensation was received.  The opinions I've shared of these titles are my own and yours may differ.

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91 comments:

  1. My child's favorite book right now is Goodnight Moon! :)

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  28. My daughter's favorite book right now is Mommy Hugs! She gets lots of hugs while we read it, which makes her laugh and laugh!

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  32. my son's favorite book is fox in socks by dr. seuss! my hubby & i like reading the book & try to see who can make it through the book without getting tongue tied on the rhymes! heehee!

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  46. My daughter's favorite book is That's Not My Monster

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  64. Right now we love "The Quiet Book" :)

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