Monday, March 21, 2011

Brill Kids Aesop's Fables Review

Last fall we received a wonderful computer program for the littlest scholars. You can go back to read my review of Little Reader, which Baby Girl still enjoys and asks for. This spring we also got a chance to try out one of Brill Kids’ newest products, a collection of books for the littlest listeners.
 These books are designed to help babies and toddlers learn to read. There are five little books in the set, and they are all easy to understand versions of Aesop's Fables. You can get the whole set for $37.50 from the Brill Kids website.

What is special about these books? They each have the words on one page, with pictures on the facing side. the text is in a different font and color in each book, a feature that is also stressed in the Little Reader program. But the neatest part? The back of the book has a large flap that is used to cover the page. This hides the picture completely, so the little one can follow the words as you read, and learn to recognize and hopefully, read, the words.

Baby Girl loves the books! She is happy because they are her ‘own’, but she likes the stories and pictures, too. She brings them to me all the time, so I can read to her. I thought that the flap might frustrate her, but that's her favorite part! She loves to point her finger at the words while I move it along and read. I was very surprised to see how much she likes to focus on the words! 

The only thing I don’t like about these books? They aren’t the highest quality. The paper wrinkles easily and the cover seems to be flimsy. the pages are thin, almost like magazine pages. But I like the books, I like the idea, and they passed all of the tests that Baby girl gave them. I enjoy reading them, I just wish that they were going to stand up to toddler-hood a little better.

You can read move reviews for this at The Old Schoolhouse Homeschool Crew.  You will also want to visit the Brill Kids website and check out all their neat stuff. 

I received this product free of charge
as a member of The Old Schoolhouse Review Crew,
for review purposes. I promise to be honest
and fair in my reviews, and I received no
other compensation in exchange for my review.
You can visit The Old Schoolhouse Crew blog
to read more reviews on this product.


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