Monday, March 21, 2011

TOS Crew Brill Kids Aesop's Fables Early Readers Review!

Brill Kids Aesop's Fables Early Readers
Brill Kids Aesop's Fables Early Readers

Brill Kids
Aesop's Fables Early Readers (5 books)
  • The Lion and the Mouse
  • The Fox and the Grapes
  • The Fox and the Crow
  • The Boy Who Cried Wolf
  • The Turtle and The Rabbit
3 months +
$37.50 (Regularly $50)

From the website:
Adapted from Aesop's popular children's fables, each story contains an important moral lesson gleaned from Aesop's wisdom!

Several features make these storybooks quite unlike a traditional children's storybook. Traditional storybook are great at helping parents tell a story, but much less so when it comes to teaching children to read.

When words and pictures compete for a child's attention on the same page, the pictures invariably win out. What's more, when parents point to words in traditional storybooks, they will often obscure the pictures - resulting in protests from the child.

I had the opportunity to review these with my 7 year old and 16 month old.

Using the 3 step approach:
1st: Read the text with your child while the flap covers the illustration on the next page.  
2nd:  Open the flap to reveal the illustration - explain the text with the help of the illustration and interact with your child as much as possible.   
3rd:  Turn to the next page while replacing the flap to cover the next illustration. 

My 7 year old read these books to her brother who enjoy the nicely illustrated pages and hearing his sister's voice.  These are a nicely done selection of Aesop's Fables, which include: The Lion and the Mouse, The Fox and the Grapes, The Boy Who Cried Wolf, The Turtle and the Rabbit and The Fox and the Crow.  One word of caution, these aren't make of heavy cardboard, so, you need to watch them with your little ones.

This collection of books also gives users of the Little Reader software special access to enjoy these books in digital format with the addition of multimedia effects and professional voice narration.

Because of the price, we most likely would not purchase this collection for our homeschool.

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I received these books in exchange for an honest review.

1 comment:

  1. I recently started using unit studies (not what you reviewed, but this made me think of them) and am bummed about all of the internet work. I like good, old fashioned, books and paper for learning. LOL.