Colors (Start Little Learn Big)

A few weeks ago we went on vacation to South Dakota. Weeks before buckling up and pulling out of the driveway, I was in full vacation preparation mode. Making lists, cleaning, making to-do lists for me (and my fantastic husband,) thoughtfully planning out our flexible itinerary together, and most importantly– making plans for what books, games, and toys to put in B’s entertainment bag. What keeps a 2 year old busy on the road for 11 hours (other than Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood videos on repeat?)

I took a chance and purchased it as a surprise for B in the car, and Colors (Start Little Learn Big) turned out to be one of the best books to keep B’s attention.FullSizeRender (27)

With 30 flaps to lift that are a part of brightly colored scenes from inside and outside the house, little ones are encouraged to look behind trees, doors, bowls, books, and curtains to discover more items that are blue, red, green, or yellow. B couldn’t stop lifting flaps and turning pages (I kid you not!)

The last two spreads have what seems to be everything in many colors– purple, pink, gold, silver, orange, and rainbow. Familiar friends like a kitty, rubber duck, dog, fish, and teddy bear can be found throughout the book, and your little one will wish they could jump into the book and play with all of the children in their joyful, vivid world.

Colors (Start Little Learn Big) (12m+)
Smriti Prasadam-Halls/Illus. Olivier Latyk
Parragon Books

Colors!

To any of you who know her (or know of her) it will not surprise you that my Mom has an awesome kid library in her office.

img_3244

What we love about Grammy Jill‘s library: Mom, lots of titles to choose from, a big rug to lay on, a comfy, old rocking chair to sit on, and no overdue fees for books you take and never return!

We’ll return it, soon, probably.

img_3245

National Geographic Kids Look & Learn: Colors! is interactive and illustrated with beautiful, brightly colored photographs.  Each section shows several examples of things that are one color (duck, bananas, school bus, etc…), and on the next spread, your little one is challenged to hunt and find all of that special color– blue, green, orange, red, or yellow.

Included in the spread are fun facts for the kids and adults. While looking for the color blue on a ferris wheel, we learned that the world’s tallest ferris wheel is higher than 40 elephants! Nooooo, thank you.

I know there are a few more National Geographic Kids Look & Learn books in Mom’s library– and I think it’s time to “check out” another!

National Geographic Kids Look & Learn: Colors!
Ruth Musgrave
National Geographic Society