Good poetry for kids is everything that poetry for adults ought to be but rarely is: hilariously funny or incredibly moving, full of great wordplay and zany ideas, cleverly wrought in a minimum of words, and free of pretentious, artsy nonsense. Heck, I make no secret of the fact that, even as an adult, the […]
One difficult I’ve noticed in dealing with children’s books is the lack of activity books (particularly really interesting ones) suitable for very young children. Indoors and outdoors, science and art–there are books here full of ideas and suggestions to get your preschoolers engaged and active and keep them busy anytime.
The fantastic series listed here range from anti-colouring books (that is, colouring books with no lines to restrict kids’ imaginations, just ideas and suggestions and creative prompts), to complex patterns that stimulate visual perception and invite creative approaches to colouring. These are the best of the best books that children can be encouraged to draw […]
Now that your little one has already mastered counting to ten, why not try something a little more challenging? Number concepts can be found all over the place, from learning about money to basic arithmetic to telling time. Here are a handful of number and counting books that address ideas beyond just the basics!
A handful of wonderful books about numbers and counting that are appropriate for infants and toddlers. Colourful, funny, several of them in board book format, these are a great way to introduce your baby to the concept of numbers.
Some of these are old classics, some are funny and clever, some based on gorgeous design or fascinating concepts. What they all have in common is that they are remarkable, notable books about the letters of the alphabet.
Sometimes parents find themselves looking for something very specific–their child has become enamoured of a particular subject matter, or maybe they need an appropriate book for a specific purpose or occasion. In recognition of that, this section of the Noodlenuts site is dedicated to quick reading lists of great books on a variety of themes. […]