I love a good search and find book because it gives my girls chance to take turns and work together in finding the object. These books are ideal for long afternoons spent at home with my children, or for keeping them entertained during plane trips, making them an invaluable resource for any busy parents.
Using animals to illustrate certain behaviours that children can recognise in their daily lives, the animals soon discover what happens if they continue with their behaviours/actions. What I really like about these books is that instead of telling the children what they should or should not do. They want the children to think about what they should do to ‘make things right’ and encourage them.
Peter and Jane books are classic readers that have been used as a reading resource for generations. Published in the 1960s, they were widely used in schools as part of their reading scheme. The revised version of Peter and Jane features modernized language and new illustrations that include a diverse range of characters, making it more relatable and engaging for young readers.
There was a little boy who wanted to play with his new neighbor, a girl who just moved in next door. However, he was too shy to initiate a conversation with her. One day, to his surprise, the little girl walked up to him and struck up a conversation, even asking him to be her friend…
The little hippopotamus and the little turtle tell their mother that they saw a moving rock, but their mother doesn’t believe them. So they decide to search for the moving rock together. Will they be able to find it?
On the grassy plains, there is a solitary little chair. The squirrel wants to use it as a toy, the fox wants to use it as a house, and the rabbit wants to hide inside to play hide-and-seek. The little girl claims it as hers. So, whose chair is it in the end?
While formal science education begins in Primary 3, there is no age limit to developing an interest in science and general knowledge earlier. During the early formative years, scientific concepts may appear challenging or complex for young children to understand. However, with engaging resources and approaches, children can start building a foundation of curiosity and understanding towards science from an early age.