It’s no secret how important reading is for a child’s developing brain. It has numerous benefits, and reading to your child early in their life can give them an incredible advantage later on. I picked up a few books from DK Canada for my children who are in grades 3 and kindergarten. The titles of the books I got are the following: Help Your Kids with English, Coding with Scratch Made Easy, First French Picture Dictionary, DK Eyewitness Books: Dinosaur, and DK Eyewitness Books: Shark. The books ranged from ten dollars up to twenty-five dollars.
Help Your Kids with English, costs $24.95 on the DK website and is rated 4.6 out of 5 stars. It is an extensive visual guide that helps children learn and interpret the English language. It includes both pictures and diagrams that are clear and easy to understand. The book covers key grammar areas that are taught in Canadian schools. This book is perfect for reinforcing grammar rules such as punctuation and writing. I think this is a perfect book for children who are still learning grammar, or even for a child who knows the English language, but may need some review lessons.
Coding with Scratch Made Easy is designed for children ages 9-11, which I agree is a perfect age range for the activities included in the book. It was developed with leading educational experts. It is packed with exercises that teach computer coding using Scratch, which is a free coding program produced by MIT. My daughter has had a blast doing the activities in the book and as a programmer myself, I felt this is a great source for kids to learn how to code.
First French Picture Dictionary, is a visual dictionary that introduces the French language to Canadian children. It includes over 2000 key words and phrases and hundreds of interesting pictures that help to integrate key words. I think this is the perfect starter book for learning French vocabulary, especially for only $16.
The last two books I received were DK Eyewitness Books. I got both the dinosaur version, as well as the shark version. The Eyewitness Dinosaur Book gives your child a chance to learn about the creatures that ruled the earth long ago. It also teaches them about how fossils can reveal glimpses into this past time. The book talks about what dinosaurs skin was like, the different types of dinosaurs, which dinosaurs were carnivores and which were herbivores, and also all about there claws and tails. There is so much fun information to learn from this book. The Eyewitness Shark Book provides an in-depth look at the mysterious creatures in the ocean. It covers all kinds of sharks and their characteristics and habits, so your child is sure to learn a lot. You can purchase these books in either paperback or hardback. My children loved these book and definitely found them interesting.
Getting you child to have a love for reading is one of the best things you can do for them. I loved these books and so did my children. They are sturdy, educational books for an affordable price. I love that my children actually want to pick up these books. DK produces all kinds of books, and I highly recommend you check them out and find a few that your children will love!