Monday, October 6, 2008

Non-fiction for Munchkins

Did you know that over 85% of what we adults read and write is non-fiction? So it would make sense to expose children at a very young age to lots of non-fiction books. Yet, the vast majority of children's books are fiction. Now, don't get me wrong--most children love fictional stories. But kids need to experience non-fiction as well. And children, even the teeny ones, are so curious about the world around them, so why not?

BabyGenius Series by DK Books (Series includes titles such as Colors, Baby Animals, Shapes, Numbers among others)

My pick for this month is the BabyGenius series of books published by DK books. We have the Baby Animals and the Colors book in our home. This series uses vivid photographs, simple text, and rich vocabulary. These books are geared for the 0-18 month set but my 2 1/2 year old still likes reading them and is now pointing out the letters he's learning in the headings on each page. Very engaging books for your smart cookie!

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