I hope my son never outgrows his love for animals, and his love for learning. Watching him lay on his belly on the floor, flipping through the pages of a book makes my heart so happy!
Leopold and I love doing book reviews for new authors, established publishing companies and everyone in between. Being able to learn about new books and try them out is magical for us in this house! At least for my son and me. My husband doesn’t get it, because he has never really liked to read. “Another one?!” he asks every time we get a new book. Leopold on the other hand sees a package and says ‘It’s a BOOOOOK!!’ with pure excitement. Even if it isn’t a book, it’s always his first guess!
We just got an exciting package of books from Quarto Books (Quarto Kids) in the mail last week. They reached out to me about one book in particular and I said yes and also gave some ideas for other books we would be interested in reviewing. She sent us just about every book on the list!
So far, ‘What Do Animals Do All Day’ has been the big winner in my son’s eyes. He carries it all over the house and we have already read through it twice! “Let’s Hatch Chicks” was the original book we were asked to review and that’s probably his second favorite at the moment. We are reading a few pages of each at bedtime. His attention span amazes me, considering there is a lot of text in the ‘Chicks’ book compared to pictures.
‘What Do Animals Do All Day’ is SUCH a fun book.
Each region has two pages. An introductory page, and one describing the animals’ jobs. The illustrations are fun, bright and colorful, while not so ‘cartoonish’ that the animals are unrecognizable.
I love reading through the different landscapes and habitats because I’m still learning about new animals I’ve never heard of before. If I’m able to learn so much from one book, I know Leopold is taking it all in too.
Do you realize how sponge-like kids’ brains are??
The development that is taking place during your child’s first six years is enormously important. Children develop 85% of their core brain structure by the time they are five years old. Your child will now build on this core foundation for the rest of her life.
That’s an excerpt from a Montessori website and you can read more about their fascinating brains by checking that page out here.
That’s INSANE to me. 85% percent of their brain!! So much to learn and see and do between now and then! I LOVE watching my son learn and figure things out. While I still have my wits I am trying to answer all of his questions, too. They have been becoming more detailed and more frequent, and I kind of enjoy the challenge of answering in as much detail as possible. “mom, what’s that lady doing? Mom, where do cars live? Mom, why did that gate close before the train came? Mom, what’s that do?” All of these questions, while annoying to some parents, are fascinating to me. I love trying to figure out how his mind works and what peaks his interest.
It’s amazing to sit back and watch the world through your toddlers eyes sometimes. You should try it!
This book is so fun because it gives each animal mentioned a ‘job’ that someone out in society might have. For example, a Clownfish would be a security guard, a hyena would be a comedian, and a flying squirrel would be a base jumper. Below the job description and animal picture is a deeper explanation of each profession.