Friday, December 17, 2010
Susan Magsamen’s The Classic Treasury of Childhood Wonders (National Geographic Children's Books) Review and Giveaway
We love books around this house, all three of us love to read and my husband and I love to read “Bug” his favorite books and bedtime stories!!! One of my favorite things about blogging is getting the opportunity to introduce my family and friends to some of the newest and coolest books available on the market. One of my favorite types of books to review with my family is books that are full of fun and informative information and give us fun family crafts and ideas we can do together, so when I was contacted about doing a review/giveaway for Susan Magsamen‘s “The Classic Treasury of Childhood Wonders” from National Geographic Children’s books I just couldn’t turn it down!
About Susan Magsamen‘s “The Classic Treasury of Childhood Wonders” from National Geographic Children’s books:
Award winning writer, educator and family issues advocate Susan Magsamen begins her book, The Classic Treasury of Childhood Wonders (National Geographic Children's Books), with this simple yet powerful thought:
“If we take care of the moments, the years will take care of themselves.”
Catching your shadow. Daydreaming. Banging pots. Dress-Up. In today’s fast-paced and over-scheduled world of carpools, activity spreadsheets and Nintento DS, simple wonders of childhood -- and the special moments between parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles and the little ones they love -- are often lost. In Childhood Wonders, Susan masterfully blends a vintage design and feel with a collection of activities, poems, nursery rhymes and art that underscores her philosophy on the best ways to encourage learn-through-play experiences and create special memories to last a lifetime.
Divided into five sections that illuminate a child’s world and interests -- Magic and Make-Believe; Outdoor Exploring; Crafts and Construction; Yummy for the Tummy; and Bedtime, Bathtime, and Dreamtime -- Childhood Wonders is more than a great gift book. It gives families a tool to reconnect with childhood whimsy and explore the importance of learning through play. During this season of off-the-hook consumerism and more, more, more,Childhood Wonders is a unique and lasting gift for kids, families, new parents and grandparents.
We were sent a copy of “The Classic Treasury of Childhood Wonders” from National Geographic Children’s books to review and I couldn’t wait for it to arrive! Once we received our copy of the book my little man and I immediately sat down on the couch to check it out together and the first thing I noticed was that it was a hard back book, which in this household is a great thing, since “Bug” puts his books through lots of readings and lookings!
My son immediately became intrigued with the illustrations, more so than the stories but I myself really enjoyed reading over this book while he was looking it over! I love how it is put together in sections, and I love the crafts and activity ideas they give after each of the informative pages and I really can’t wait to do some of the crafts and activities with “Bug” this spring and well when we get our first good snow so we can make the snowman that they talk about in the book, since he was very interested in the kids building the snowman on the activity page! This book is set up so wonderfully and it’s very easy to find the category you or your child may be searching for by using the super easy to read and follow index pages in the beginning of the book.
This book is filled with all kinds of neat information like adventures, stories, poems and songs that just make it extremely fun to read and I have learned quite a bit of new stuff that I didn’t know before from reading this book and I can’t wait until my little man gets big enough do some of the “bigger kid” activities that are featured in the book! I’m thinking a copy of this book would make a wonderful addition to any classroom or preschool class to help teach kids fun activities while they are learning new and useful information!
I feel like this book is a real treasure and a must have in any book collection, for the simple fact at all the useful information hidden within it’s pages and all the fun and cleaver activities to share with your children! It is exactly what I would expect from National Geographic and I am so glad our family had a chance to review it and I can’t wait to get started on more of the crafts and activities when we get more time after the holidays!
If you are looking for a unique gift to give your child’s teacher or even your child, I really recommend “The Classic Treasury of Childhood Wonders” from National Geographic Children’s books!
To purchase Susan Magsamen‘s “The Classic Treasury of Childhood Wonders” from National Geographic Children’s books visit Susan Magsamen’s Family Stories website!
You can also check out Susan Magsamen’s Family Stories website for fun rainy day game ideas and cool crafts to keep your kiddos occupied this cold winter!
Susan Magsamen has offered two (2) of my readers a copie of The Classic Treasury of Childhood Wonders!
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Giveaway ends Dec 30, 2010 @ midnight CST. Winner will be chosen at random, using random.org and contacted by e-mail and has 48 hrs to respond before a new winner is chosen.
This review is based strictly my opinion. Others may have a different opinion with the product listed above. I did receive the copy of Susan Magsamen‘s “The Classic Treasury of Childhood Wonders” from National Geographic Children’s books mentioned above complementary for this review. No monetary compensation was received.
Posted by Stephanie Grant at 11:37 AM