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Friday, September 19, 2014

Storytime Action Book!

When going to the library, I try to find books that have lists of storytime  books inside them. That way I can find interactive books from those lists. I came upon this cool book called Storytime Action! 2,000 Ideas for Making 500 Picture Books Interactive by Jennifer Bromann.

Your probably asking how is any different from the other books you may have came across? Instead of reading a book and doing a craft afterward, this book is totally interactive. The child is interacting with the book while the adult is reading it.

For example, in this book there is a book called How Georgina Drove the Car Very Carefully from Boston to New York by Lucy Bate(P.29). While reading the book of Georgina driving, the child listening to the story can drive while the adult is reading it.

 Another quick example is the story called The Story of Chopsticks by Ying Chang Compestine (P. 45) . It's about a boy who invents chopsticks because his food is to hot. To make the book interactive have the kids use chopsticks (or craft sticks or straws) to eat the food while listening to this awesome story.

I'm still currently reading this book. It has so many inteactive stories that I want to try with my kids and other peoples kids. Please let me know how you like the book and the ideas in it.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Where I Find Some of the Interactive Children's Books At.

When looking for interactive children's  books, I check a variety of sources.  Here is a small list of some of the places that I find some some of these interactive books:

1. Thrift Stores- My 3 year old daughter had found some at a local thrift store across the street from my apartment.

2. Libraries- Some of these books are from the Friends of the Library sale. Some of them are once a year and some of them are more often. Other times I found cool books to purchase in the lobby area of the library. These books are sold year round.

3. Usborne Books- Ok, I'm a bit biased because I'm an Usborne Books consultant. Usborne has a ton of interactive books for children. Such as lift the flap, touchy feely, noisy books, etc.

4. Amazon- Need we say more. There are a bazillion books that you can find that have ton of interaction in them. I buy from them on a regular basis.

5. Book Stores- Especially Half Price Books. Great selection of books and you can get them at excellent prices.

6. Yard Sales- I love yard sales. You never know where you might find your next interactive children's books at. Plus you'll get the books real cheap.

7. School Book Fairs- My kids love picking out books from there school book fairs. Plus a portion of the school book sales go back to the school. It's a win-win for everybody!

Here is my list. When I come up with more sources I find. I will update this post.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year

I was wanting to wish everyone a Happy New Year. It's been awhile since I blogged. My goal for 2014 is to start blogging on a more regular basis.

What are your goals for the new year?

Monday, November 18, 2013

Did you know My Kool Kidz has personalized children's Hanukkah book?

We have all seen the personalized children's Christmas book. Have you ever wondered if there was a personalized children's books for Hanukkah? Yes, there is! The book is called My Magic Dreidel.
Here is a description on the book is about:

Teach your child the meaning of Hanukkah, the Jewish holiday also known as the Festival of Lights or Festival of Dedication. I In this personalized story, your child is anxiously waiting to open presents when he/she starts playing with a dreidel that suddenly speaks. Mac, the magic dreidel, takes your child on a journey back in time to explain the story of Mattathias and the Maccabees and their battle with King Antiochus, thus describing the reason for this eight-day celebration. At the end of the book, there is a word game to unscramble Hebrew words mentioned in the story. - See more at: http://www.mykoolkidzbooks.com/the-magic-dreidel-hanukkah-personalized-story#sthash.UZkQCxUW.dpuf

To purchase this wonderful Hanukkah at 10% off, enter coupon code at checkout: Hanukkah

Friday, October 25, 2013

A Simple Halloween Craft

I wanted to do something simple and fun for Halloween for my kids. Usborne Books & More has this stencil craft I decided to do. Here is what I had ordered to do the craft.
I picked out a few of the sample I wanted to try.
Then I picked out some colored paper to do this on.
I then cut out the stencil pictures.
Afterward. I put tape on the back and put them up on the window of my daughter's bedroom.

I loved that is craft was easy to do. If you would like to get the stencils to do this craft, please click on the link. http://r3530.myubam.com/p/661/spooky-stencil-cards

Xzavion's Birthday Gift

My son Xzavion turned 7 on October 5th. He saw me looking at the Usborne Books & More site and told me he wanted the book Usborne's Noisy Book. Here is a picture below of him with his new birthday book.
Xzavion and his siblings really liked the book. They had fun hearing the noisy spooky sounds of the book. This is also, a great Halloween book to have. If you are interested in finding out more on the book, please click on the link. http://r3530.myubam.com/p/1543/noisy-spooky-book

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Business Pictures Part. 2

Here are some business pictures my sister took of my Usborne Books and my kids on the patio.

This is my daughter's touchy feely book on taking a bath. She loves these type of books.

My older son with the optical illusions. This is a great brain activity for older kids.
My kids really like the Noisy Monster book because the monster make lots of funny sounds. Adults get a kick out of this book. I know I do!
Here is a preview of the inside of the book. It shows the various monsters.
Here are all three kids playing with the book. They just love hearing the sounds.

To get this book or many other books and activities, hop over to my website and check out these awesome books. http://booknerdsrock.com and my Facebook page to become a fan www.facebook.com/usbornebooksbybonnie