Again I have to apologise for taking so long to get to this. In addition to their software programs, BrillKids also offer a series of award-winning soft-cover books adapted from Aesop’s popular children’s fables. There books can be purchased in 2 volumes. Volume 1 contains the following titles:
- The Lion and the Mouse
- The Fox and the Grapes
- The Boy Who Cried Wolf
- The Turtle and the Rabbit
- The Fox and the Crow
And volume 2 contains the following titles:
- The Ant and the Grasshopper
- The Goose that Laid the Golden Eggs
- The Dog and the Bone
- The Crow and the Jug
- The Wind and the Sun
I have 1 set to giveaway for free – details of the giveaway are at the end of this post.
About BrillKids Aesop’s Fables
Unlike regular books, there are unique features to BrillKid’s Aesop’s Fables that make these books unlike your traditional children’s storybooks. The problem with traditional story books is that they often contain words and pictures on the same page. While they may be great for parents who are reading the story to a child, they aren’t so useful in helping the child learn to read. When words and pictures are present on the same page, the child’s attention is naturally drawn to the pictures rather than the words. Additionally, some storybooks complicate matters by printing the words on coloured backgrounds or on the pictured background.
The ideal book for helping children learn to read should contain words on a white background with the picture hidden from view and only to be seen once the words have been read. And that is exactly what BrillKids Aesop’s Fables books have:
- Text and illustration presented on separate pages
- More spacing between words to make it easier to see words individually
- A blank flap extension to cover the illustrations as you direct your child’s attention to the written text
So that when you read the book to your child, you start first by reading the text with your child while the flap covers the picture.
After reading the text, you can open the flap to show your child the accompanying image and relate what you see to the words you have read.
As you turn to the next page, you use the flap to cover the next picture before reading the text on the following page.
Watch the following video for a demonstration of how best to use these story books.
BrillKids’ Aesop’s Fables won the 2011 Book of the Year Creative Child Magazine’s Creative Toy Awards.
About Creative Child Magazine: they are a national bi-monthly publication that provides parents with the latest information on how to nurture their child’s creativity. All products are reviewed by numerous parents, educators, and professionals.
Details of the BrillKids’ Aesop’s Fable’s Giveaway:
I have a coupon for 1 free volume of the BrillKids’ Aesop’s Fables books. The winner can choose either volume 1 or volume 2, but not both. Shipping fees are NOT included.
To enter the giveaway:
2. Like us on Facebook.
3. Like BrillKids on Facebook.
4. Share this post on Facebook.
5. Leave us a comment to tell us what you’ve completed.
If you already qualify for the above, please make sure you do no. 5 so I know you want to be in the giveaway! You have until New Year’s Eve to register. I will announce the winner on New Year’s Day.
Merry Christmas, everyone! Have a wonderful holiday and stay safe!
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