November 28, 2007
When we reviewed Goosie Cards earlier this year, I was surprised at how much Andy liked them. Even now, he hands them to us to read to him all the time, or else goes through all the pictures. Here is something similar, the My First Touch 'n Feel Flash Cards. Each card has textures on the picture as well as the word underneath so your child can explore the cards as he learns the words for them. The back of each card also offers talking points for parents and the word in four other languages as well.
November 14, 2007
I'm always looking for new books for Andy. He is obsessed with them, and honestly I am tired of the ones we currently have after reading them all to him all day long every day. I think the Little Puppy: Finger Puppet Book is adorable and would make a great addition to his library. The book has a finger puppet attached to the book and peek-a-boo holes in every page. Andy would love this one because he is obsessed with dogs, but the book also comes in butterfly and kitten versions too.
Hanukkah is earlier this year that we expected. Here are some good books we found for the holiday! They are My First Hanukkah, Hanukkah Puzzle Book, Hanukkah!, and Hanukkah Lights. We are pretty sure all of these are board books. There are others if you'd prefer hard cover or paperback.
November 13, 2007
Thanksgiving is quickly approaching. If you want to introduce your baby to the holiday with books, we've found a few that look like good options. They are Happy Five Silly Turkeys, Thanksgiving is For Giving Thanks, 10 Fat Turkeys, The Turkey Ball, and Turkey Time. We believe most of these are board books, but it's possible one that isn't slipped through. Happy reading!
November 1, 2007
Last week we wrote about a customized children's book from Custom Made for Kids. Earlier this week we received a complimentary customized copy of the book for review.
Continue reading: "Review: The First Adventures of Incredible You"
October 25, 2007
Here's a fantastic idea for a gift in the upcoming holiday season. A customized children's book that you can give to your child, niece, nephew or grandchild. The First Adventures of the Incredible you is created with over 20 personal facts about a child and the people and places that are most important to that child. Additionally, there's a customizable dedication page where you may provide a personal message. Hopefully, we'll be able to tell you a lot more soon, as the folks at Custom Made for Kids will be sending us a book, and I have to tell you, I can't wait to see it. If you're interested in a book like this, make sure to order early: it can take up to 2 to 3 weeks to process and ship the order.
October 23, 2007
As any parent of a toddler can tell you, the ability of babies to understand what they see and hear develops well before their ability to speak. But, you can give them that ability with sign language. With the Baby Signing Book you can teach your child 350 age- and developmentally-appropriate signs. Starting at 7 to 9 months old, or when your baby first starts to wave bye-bye or raise his hands to be picked up, you can begin teaching some simple signs like
more. Then you just add new ones as you and your baby are ready. The book includes clear instructions and many illustrations so you're not totally lost. This is a book that I definitely wish we had a while ago. We use a few signs ourselves (even though Andy hasn't really picked them up), but we don't use them too extensively because we don't know the signs!
October 10, 2007
Last year we reviewed a new book, The Octonauts and the Only Lonely Monster. I particularly loved the Hello Kitty look, and the neat story. Well the Octonauts are back in The Octonauts and the Sea of Shade. This story follows the Octonauts as they travel to the mysterious Sea of Shade to rescue the world's shadows from the Shade King. Like the previous book, The Octonauts and the Sea of Shade is visually rich. There's a lot happening on every page, making it a pleasure to read since there's always something new to discover.
The Octonauts and the Sea of Shade will be published on October 23rd. So, get those pre-orders in now!
September 26, 2007
We've reviewed a couple of books by Oliver Chin but the Adventures of Wonderbaby is probably the first that we could actually read to Anderson. The Adventures of Wonderbaby is an inventive take on an A-B-C book. There is a four page preamble that sets up the story of your wonderous baby who turns out to be a WonderBaby in disguise.
Continue reading: "Review: Adventures of WonderBaby"
September 24, 2007
We've received a copy of Great Expectations: Baby's First Year here at Super Cool Baby. The book bills itself as an "All-in-one resource for health & safety, month-by-month growth, nutrition, intelligence & development, and baby gear. It is written by a mother-daughter team: Sandy Jones and Marcie Jones. Both are mothers, and Sandy Jones has written many other baby books. The book was written in consultation with Dr. Michael Crocetti, Director of Clinical Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.
Continue reading: "Review: Great Expectations: Baby's First Year"