My husband, as you all know, is a teacher. He and I both have an incredible love for books. I recently participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Hands-on-Prints books. I received books to facilitate my review and since we love them I want to tell you all about them!
With a Masters in Early Childhood Education, Christinia Cheung was compelled to write her Hands-on-Prints books after establishing a Montessori school that celebrates differences in personality, learning preferences and cultural backgrounds. The Hands-on-Prints books are a series of five books that inspire simple and complex learning about the world, incorporating tactile elements and vibrant, interactive visual experience for children. From exploring nature to traveling the world, these books foster children’s knowledge and sense of discovery, engaging them in a way that broadens consciousness, encourages mindfulness, and inspires the best in young learners. Put your feet up and read all about my thoughts about two books from this collection.
Make Learning Fun
Can you believe LA will be starting school in the fall? It seems like just yesterday I was writing letters on this blog to my baby boy. He’s grown so fast into an incredible little boy and is such a gift to us. We have been doing a lot of things to get him ready for school and one of those things is practicing the alphabet and trying to find new ways to keep him interested in the letters we’ve been teaching him for several years. We try hard to make learning fun for him! This review opportunity couldn’t have come at a better time. As most kids are getting ready to start their summer break it can be difficult to keep them focused on learning. Around the World from A to Z is one book that truly contributes to keeping him interested!
Around the World from A to Z caught my eye originally with just the title. I love geography so when someone mentions “around the world” I’m all ears. When I opened the book to find thick, sturdy pages I got even more excited. Our three your old and four year old would be able to look at the book without worries of accidentally ripping pages!
The finger traceable sandpaper feel letters are yet another amazing feature of this book. The letters are cursive, but did you know that careful penmanship and cursive writing not only refine fine motor skills from shoulder to fingertips, they also help to sharpen thought formation and brain development? It’s sad to me that many public schools have discontinued the teaching of cursive because of technology. Regardless of whether or not my children’s school offer cursive, they will be taught cursive at home.
Around the World from A to Z has brought such joy to our everyday lessons. We love everything about it and the kids adore the time we spend reading this book. It definitely will add to your child’s learning experience in a positive way!
Perfect for Independent Toddlers
Another Hands-on-Prints book that we love is called Do I Have to? What if I don’t want to? This book really touched us because it’s something we are going through with Addy right now. She is so independent and often times doesn’t want to do what we tell her she needs to do. I love that each of the books we received has a note to the grown-ups in the front. This particular books explains how to use the book with your child. It suggests questions to ask and conversations to spark as you are reading through the book.
This book goes through so many situations and emotions that I, as the mama to a three year old, can completely relate to. Addy relates to it in such an incredible way. She loves talking about the various feelings and how to handle situations. In fact, she can go on and on for quite a while about some of them! 😉 I can tell it’s really bringing about a whole new world of thoughts in my little girl.
Hands-on-Prints has more than just these two books. The other books are just as incredible! There is a variety of books available that will help give some creativity and uniqueness to your child’s learning journey. Hands-on-Prints will definitely make learning fun! The kids will be begging you to use these books daily!
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