Toddlers’ imaginations are spurred, sparked, and stimulated by the people in their environment, the movies they watch and the books they are exposed to. One of the best ways to ignite a child’s imagination is through storybooks. As you read the stories together, kids can immediately visualize the scene and may even play-act it out. Toddlers especially are captivated by the images on each page and eager to know about the characters and the story behind them. Pictures and illustrations encourage focus and prompt lots of inquisitive questions… which sparks their imagination even further.
For babies and toddlers, board books are ideal. They have vivid images, short stories or minimal words, and thicker pages for their tiny hands to grasp. Schiffer Books just released two new board book titles that focus on the Fingertip Series and a little mouse named Lili. They are absolutely adorable. Get ready to learn, imagine, and create when you dip your fingers in the paint!
It’s very easy for children to connect with and become attached to animal characters. In these two board books, Lili Mouse is a great little educator that toddlers will resonate with. They will enjoy her personality and be introduced to some of her friends. Both books would be a great addition to any home library.
In Lili’s Just Like Me, the difference between Lili and her elephant friend is obvious. However, after hanging out together, they discover how much they have in common despite the difference in size. They are both grey, have big ears and love peanuts. Oh, they discover one difference…
Some of the illustrations in the book were created with fingerpaints. The back of the book has a fun finger-painting workshop where kids can learn how to duplicate the same images with their fingerprints using crayons and washable paint. These exercises will help toddlers to develop their fine motor skills, encourage cognitive function and stimulate their imagination.
In 1, 2, 3, Lili’s Counting, Lili and her friend Henri will introduce toddlers to numbers one through ten and bugs collectively. What better way to learn how to count, than by different colorful insects. The images are bright using lots of primary colors. Some of the pages ask questions that will encourage toddlers to use their cognitive functions to answer. The back of the book has all the numbers in big, bold type with direction arrows for kids to follow along with their fingers.
Disclaimer: I received complimentary books to facilitate a review. All opinions are my own, yours may differ.