Finding the right books for kids can be a challenge, at least for me. Y is currently four and a half years old (seriously where did those years go?!), and is so inquisitive, but gets bored easily. Hence the challenge when it comes to kids books – I need to find something that is stimulating, relatively concise and/or absolutely fascinating!
Plus, we are entering this amazing phase of childhood where he is starting to learn how to read and write. It’s been such a fun, but difficult process for me, really. Guys, I feel like Y is already entering the second plane of development and I am not ready for it. I am not so prepared in terms of his needs. More than that though, I am so unbelievably not ready for him to grow up. This is happening so fast!
Do you ever feel like that? I feel he has grown up into this confident, mature boy in the blink of an eye.
Okay, okay, you’re probably thinking, get back to the kids’ books, right? So, let’s get right to this amazing book I found for Y called: Sharks!
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Books for kids: sharks!
This beautiful book is perfect for inquisitive minds, and perfect for a Montessori home. I find it a bit tricky to find interesting books for Y that are based in reality. A part of our problem, of course, is that we live in the Netherlands so books in English that also have beautiful, realistic stories and images are hard to come by.
This book combines real photographs of different species of sharks and drawn images of ocean animals. I love really love that the drawn images are also realistic. Both portray a realistic representation of what sharks and ocean animals look like. These images have also sparked many interesting conversations in our home.
My absolute favourite part of this book is that it is part of a series of books that parents and children can read together called “We Both Read“. This book is so wonderful because it is meant to be read together with your children! While it is still too advanced for Y to do this completely with me, I am so excited to start practicing.
One page is meant to be read by the parent – with longer, more difficult sentences. The other page is meant to be read by the child, with simpler sentences that are easier for them to read. Isn’t that fun? I really like this for early readers!
The books come in different levels so you can get the book your child is ready for!
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