Famous Figures of Ancient Times
Our price: $18.95
If you have multiple children, then you no doubt have noticed the unique proclivities of each one. Our middle child lived for art. Her most prized possessions were a tape dispenser, scissors, and endless amounts of paper. Famous Figures of Ancient Times was made for such a child.
While you read historical accounts aloud, your avid artist can color in the detailed figures of twenty people who shaped history, such as Julius Caesar, Alexander the Great, Hannibal and his elephant, and others. Colorful characters are printed on heavy cardstock with perforated pages for trouble-free removal. Cut out the pieces, punch holes where directed, and attach common fasteners to allow their arms and legs to move and their swords and shields to flash. For the meticulous child who wants to color it exactly right, matching pre-colored action figures are also included.
"Great for kids who like crafts: Detailed, colored figures from history, from Narmer to Augustine, to cut out and assemble. The figures are on cardstock with moveable joints. Good for decorating timelines or just for fun." - Susan Wise Bauer and Jessie Wise, authors of The Story of the World
Edition: 2nd Edition now includes 21 figures
Publisher: Figures In Motion
Author: Cathy Diez-Luckie
Publication Date: 2009
Age Recommendation: 9-12 Years
Made In: China
Faith-Based: No. Covers some historical figures that have religious as well as secular significance, but remains historical rather than inspirational.
Awards and Endorsements:
Mom's Choice Gold Award
2009 Preferred Choice Award from Creative Child Magazine
Bronze Medal in the 2009 Independent Book Publishers Awards
2009 Dr. Toy Best Classic Toy Award
2009 IndieFab Award Finalist
Independent Book Publishers Association - Benjamin Franklin Award Finalist
2009 Family Choice Award
We have enjoyed cutting out and assembling the ancient figures to go along with the history lessons. Just as a side note, I did laminate each one before cutting them out and assembling them with fasteners. My first grader enjoys playing with the figures while I read each chapter to her.
My 7 year old loves paper dolls, so these were a no brainer purchase. She loves them! Combining play and learning is the way to go!
We are saving Famous Figures of Ancient times for next year, so my six and four year old can do it together, but I really liked the large, colorful pictures in the book and the short biography. I also liked that there is two of every character-perfect for two students!
We enjoy making the little puppets and talking about them. One puppet is in full color and a second is available for the child to color it in themselves. You just need some brads to put the puppets together.
We really enjoy this series. The kids work on the figures while we read about them and have been soaking up all the info!