Wide Eyed childrens books are my weakness. Bedtime after bedtime, they’re reached for again and again and I never mind. First Words Art Charts is no exception. The Finnish illustrator Aino-Maija Metsola has created a beautiful early years book full of bold illustrations which will please youngsters and charm parents. Inside, are ten educational posters which can be pulled out and pinned on the nursery wall or read like a book. As my youngest is now five, we chose to do the latter but had this been around years ago, these would definitely have made it onto the wall, framed and grouped together. sigh.
The second half of the book is a series of simple questions designed to strengthen word associations, introduce key concepts and encourage conceptual learning (there are even helpful answers on the reverse, which might be useful if younger siblings want to test each other!). Questions such as: Which object is full and then empty? Which animal makes a purring noise? Which shapes have four corners? Os loved spelling out each word, pointing to the correct answers and all the other sweet illustrations.
There is so much to this book – it’s a counting book, a concept book and one which can also be used to decorate your childs room, whether on the wall or on the bookshelf. And what a lovely gift to receive! I already have my eye on one for my nephew!
First Words Arts Charts is available from the 7th of July.
Which books have your little ones been enjoying? I’d love to hear of them! Thanks for reading x
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