Our summer reading continues.
Kevin and Lil’ Man have finished reading Sir Balin the Ill Fated and Floors together over the course of several summer evenings. They’ve enjoyed experiencing these stories together. We threw The Boxcar Children Beginning in the travel bag before our out-of-town vacation last week. Wouldn’t you know it Lil’Man read the entire thing in about two hours while we cruised down the highway. He was completely engrossed! Last night they began reading the fourth and final book on our summer reading list—A Tale of Gold. We’ll give you our take on all four books later.
Every night Lil’Man asks, “Can we read another chapter of our book?” Most nights the answer is a resounding yes, but some nights we’ve been too busy and we’re already up late, so we have to pass. It’s everything we can do to keep his appetite for reading satisfied.
So, we’ve been filling the time between read alouds with Daddy with a new series to us, TIME’s children’s book series—TIME For Kids.
I recently received TIME For Kids X Why Z Animals and TIME For Kids Explorers ROBOTS to review. Here’s my thoughts:
TIME For Kids X Why Z Animals
The format of TIME For Kids X Why Z Animals is so engaging. Every page has simple questions about animals with a brief, yet informative, response that an early reader can understand. The pages are filled with colorful pictures and illustrations along with interesting facts that has provided some entertaining trivia for Lil’Man to stump us with at the table. Well, he never really gives a chance to answer, let alone taking time to breathe.
Did you know that pill bugs aren’t insects! They’re like crabs and lobsters! And puppies wag their tails differently if they are happy or scared or mad.
It covers a lot of territory in just under 100 pages. Your little one will learn about mammals and sea animals, reptiles and amphibians, insects and arachnids, birds and even dinosaurs*. I would highly recommend you add this book to your collection.
TIME For Kids Explorers ROBOTS
We are also reading TIME For Kids Explorers ROBOTS. While X Why Z Animals is suited for kids 5 and up, I’d say ROBOTS is targeted for older readers, say 8 years plus. (I’ve even caught my husband thumbing through the pages.) This book is in the same style as the other TIME For Kids books with lots of pictures on every page and tons of facts about robots and recent technological innovations. Lil’Man is enjoying learning about different robots that work, protect, explore, fly, help and play. This book is truly fascinating!
What books are your kiddos reading this summer?
*NOTE: For any of my creationist readers, you might like to know that this book refers to the dinosaurs living millions of years ago and offers several possible causes for their disappearance.
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A Teaching Mommy Review Disclosure: The featured product for this review was provided to me, at no cost for my honest opinion. All opinions expressed are my own.
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