Big Book of Things to Spot
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Containing four titles in one volume, the Usborne Big Book of Things to Spot is the book to take along on a trip when you know there will be waits or delays. There is no end to what a toddler can learn from this impressive title that is crammed with over 4,000 things to spot on a farm, in the town, or pertaining to animals or history.
Discuss Numbers, Counting, Colors, Shapes, and Differences
While searching the colorful, beautifully-illustrated pages, your toddler will learn the names of both animals and objects. You will also discuss numbers, counting, colors, shapes, and differences. Just doing a page or two a day will enrich your toddler's vocabulary in a way that you both will find enjoyable. Usborne's Big Book of Things to Spot includes 1001 Animals to Spot, 1001 Things to Spot on the Farm, 1001 Things to Spot in the Town, and 1001 Things to Spot Long Ago, all in one volume.
Binding: Soft Cover
Publisher: Usborne Books
Printed In: China
My son is 2 and this book holds his interest really well! It's sturdy and I feel comfortable letting him play with it in his own. The pages are thicker than a regular book but thinner than a board book. The illustrations are beautiful! This is just a fun book all around!
I normally love Usborne books but this one was just okay for me. Personally, we much prefer the Wimmelbooks and go to those more often and seem there is more to see and find in those. The graphics though are nice on this and the counting reinforcements.
I never would have thought to use this product as a consumable, but that was a recommendation from one of the Timberdoodle videos. We love using it this way, and my son can keep track of the items he has found easier if he is writing in the book.
So this book is really nice. The pictures are colorful and interesting, and it's large and sturdy. My only reason for four stars instead of five is that it seems fairly difficult for a preschooler. My son lost interest on the first page of this book. We've actually never made it through the book completely because he gets so disinterested so quickly. I even tried different pages. It seems like this would be a great book for ages five and older. Of course, it could just be my son isn't into this book, but when I looked through it, I was surprised that this was a preK recommendation.
This is not my 3 year-old's favorite lessons each week. He finds it a bit daunting. To bring it down to his level, we only do half a spread at a time, and we use a set of ten clear glass counters to place over the items he finds. We count out the correct number of counters first, then the activity becomes self correcting. He knows he's found all of that item when the counters are gone.