Child’s Play have been producing brightly-coloured, highly-educational books for tots for a long time now. Their enormous range often features ‘sets’ of books that enlighten, educate and delight young kids, from classic fairytales through ‘how-to’ books and more traditional picture books.
The ‘First Time’ series of books for kids aged 2 – 5 is a tough-page soft cover collection that helps tots through their very first experiences, from the dentist and doctor to sleepovers and big days out. Children are depicted happily exploring a new situation – both its joys and foibles – and informative text effectively utilises short sentences, exclamations and lots of questions, making it extremely kid-friendly and relatable.
At the dentist . . . how long will we have to wait? Will it hurt? What’s the best way of cleaning my teeth? On a sleepover . . . will I be homesick? Will I like the food? Will I be able to sleep?
Parents will love the informative, child-friendly text that gently encourages children to take furtive steps into Big Kid land, and kids will thoroughly enjoy the bright illustrations by Jess Stockham, that really pack a colour punch. Child-friendly size and book shape encourage child interactivity, and large, dancing typeface will help kids explore words on their own.