We were sent a Sticker activity book about Colours by Top That Publishing this month. Supporting the National Curriculum objectives this book is aimed at children aged 3+. The book contains over 100 reusable stickers and the stickers are on sheets that are easily taken out of the book which avoids the faff of page turning for every new sticker search. The stickers are also marked with the corresponding page number to make searching for stickers easier for parents.

The book has a page dedicated to each of the major colours and there are puzzles, dot to dots, writing practice, colouring and even mixing colours. Some of the activities were a little beyond Little M who is just 4 years old so this is a book that can grow with a child although I am sure there are lots of three year olds that could do all of them easily too. There are also smiley face reward stickers. Little M loved looking for the colourful stickers of fruits, flowers, animals and vehicles and has given this book a big thumbs up! At just £4.99 it is very good value for a book packed with so much.

We were also sent Explore, Dream, Discover…written by Charlotte Samiec and illustrations by Andrew Pinder. This is “A travelling book for kids” with over 100 activities, games and projects.

The book consists of various sections including, ‘Are we nearly there yet?’ which includes thinking about different periods in History.

‘Learning the language’ encourages children to explore and find out words in in different languages and then try them out.

There is a section to record ‘firsts’ The first time they try something new and how would they rate it. Then there are places to write about museums visited, art galleries and even bridges. Pages for stamps from around the World and places to put holiday snaps.

This is a book that could contain years worth of memories. I gave this book to Little I, aged eight years old and although we haven’t been on holiday she has spent hours exploring the pages and finding out about different countries, looking for words in Spanish and filling it with thoughts.

It is a beautiful thought provoking book aimed at gathering memories, giving ideas and getting the most from your travels. I thoroughly recommend it, it would make a lovely present and at just £7.19 I think it is a fantastic price too!

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3 thoughts on “Explore, Dream, Discover…a review

  1. Argh stickers…the bane of my life! But that second book would really appeal to SC – she’s so into charting her “explorations” at the moment, be they in the garden or on a day out! xxx

    Posted on August 11, 2011 at 9:21 am
    1. Hehe…I can totally empathise! trying to get stickers out are a pain and then when you find them stuck all over the house…arghhh. x

      Posted on August 20, 2011 at 10:56 pm
  2. Looks like a great way to preserve some beautiful memories!

    Posted on August 9, 2011 at 10:57 pm