The National Parenting Center

SEAL OF APPROVAL WINNER

Fall 2020

The Highlights Book of Things To Do

If you have children at home and are running out of ideas to keep them busy and learning this book from one of our tester’s all-time favorite companies, Highlights, is an absolute must. Highlights just gets it. Right in the introduction, they make clear that they wanted to create “and activity book that captures everything you love about being a kid-and things that are important for you to know how to do.” And they deliver as promised, in spades! We’re going to warn you in advance; your child will not put this book down. Even better, it keeps children voluntarily off the screens and creating or exploring all the wonderful things the book has to offer. It builds confidence and teaches skills, and above all, as if that wasn’t already enough, it teaches kids about being good citizens of this world by providing children with tips about being a good friend, how to get along with their siblings, how to deal with their emotions, how to help someone who is sick or how to welcome a new student. Wow! Kids will discover things to do, whether they are inside, outside, or even in the kitchen. There are things to draw, write, build, and experiment with and things to tease your brain. Children will feel empowered and develop a vast array of skills as they flip through this inspiring, clear, brilliantly designed, easy to read, and colorful book. Several testers told us that it was going to be their new, favorite coffee table book. This book will grow with your children, and will probably be something that you will want to pass on to future generations. We will wrap up this review by saying that after reading this review, which is based on two months of parent testing, if you aren’t opening another browser tab to order the book right now, well, we give up.

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Recommended Age: 7 and Up
Price: $ 24.99

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