It’s nice to take a break sometimes from dull textbooks and workpages, and have some fun with books. AMP Kids provides loads of options for children who are looking for something fun and enriching this winter. From activity books to full-length novels, there are titles for every age and stage. Some of their materials can even be used to supplement your homeschool program.
AMP Kids (a division of Andrews McNeel Publishing) sent an assortment of books for our children to enjoy. When you’re stuck indoors because of dreary weather and a round of Influenza B, a new box of books is a welcome sight!
The Snoopy board book collection includes Numbers, Colors, Shapes and Words, and is ideal for the preschool child. You can use them to teach or reinforce basic skills. My 3-year-old is very proud of how she can point out almost all the colors in her book now.
Trucks is another sturdy board book but with holographic pictures that go into action when your toddler moves the book, giving it a really neat twist. There’s not really a plot here, just colorful pictures and visual surprises, meaning that the younger set (2 or 3 years old) are a good target audience.
You can take a look at other AMP Kids titles for early readers here.
For banishing winter doldrums and stimulating foggy brains, Big Book of Mazes and Big Book of Brain Games fill the bill. For $8.99 you get 144 pages of puzzles and activities for hours of diversion. Independent readers in grades 3 and up can work through the usual favorites like crosswords, sodoku and scrambles, plus new and unusual puzzles like Egg Timers (where you add or subtract a letter each time to fill in the clues) and Splitz. I admit to having a lot of fun with these books myself!