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It’s time for our January Parent Circle reviews! Check out the excerpts below and click through for the whole post. All of these bloggers are also doing great giveaways for the books they’ve reviewed—make sure to click through and enter!
“I will admit that the first time I sucked a tiny LEGO piece into the vacuum, I was a tad annoyed. The second time…I was on a ‘LEGO kid’ manhunt. The third time, I finally got smart and started purchasing LEGO bins…because it was becoming pretty clear to me that these little plastic pieces and parts (that feel ‘oh-so-NOT-good’ when your bare foot steps on them) were going to be a part of our lives for many years to come. Who knew that building with LEGO bricks was so addicting?” Read More
“100. To a child, 100 may as well be a million. For a young child, just trying to imagine 100 of anything seems a daunting task. When asked to visualize 100 objects, a child may consider a small handful of pennies or a football stadium full of fans. Teaching a child early number conceptualization is so important, but it can be so hard to do. Younger children often don’t have the patience, interest, or confidence to tackle math problems. When a children’s picture book comes along that not only inspires kids to embrace math, but also engages, captivates, and delights them…wow…you have found a keeper.” Read More
“I was intrigued when I saw a three-book set entitled Colección Nuestra Comunidad (Our Global Community Collection) on Scholastic’s Club Leo catalog and I decide to choose it as my pick for the January Scholastic Parent Circle.
I am glad I did! Each book covers a different topic, so there’s one about musical instruments, another one about markets, and a third one about houses from around the world. Reading them has given me the opportunity to talk to my daughter not only about geography (one of my favorite topics!), but also about cultures that she knew nothing about.” Read More
“I know many of your kids are getting to the age where they are reading more independently, and I have a hard time finding kids who don’t like LEGO. My son has many of these books already and we’ve been really impressed. I was no less impressed with these two. I especially like the guide at the back of all the Scholastic readers that lets parents and teachers see the suggested grade level, guided reading level, Lexile level, and word count.” Read More
January 9, 2012