BOOK REVIEW: Press Here

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Books make the BEST gifts.  Probably more for me at the time of opening (let’s face it – it’s not a toy they can rip open immediately – so the kids don’t get overly excited)!  However, the kids do enjoy reading new books and are so engaged during the first reading.  This year at Christmas, Layla received Press Here, an extremely interactive, colorful and FUN read.  What was different about this present is amongst all of the toys – she kept coming back to this book to sit down and read.

Written by artist/author Herve TulletPress Here, engages little readers right away on the first page.  “Ready?” it asks, on a page with one single yellow dot.  The kids couldn’t wait to turn the page to find out what was next.  What they discover is if they press the dots, magical and fun things happen.  New dots appear, and not just yellow dots but red and blue too.  And if they shake the book side to side?  Well it just gets crazy!

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Press Here is a gem, not only does it incorporate math and art concepts, but it’s also FUN for both parents and kids to experience.  I find myself getting really goofy when I am reading this book to the kids and there are lots of giggles.  In a time when children are so obsessed with gadgets and iPads, Press Here does an amazing job of showing how much fun you can have with paint colors and your imagination.

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I’m excited to check out other books by Herve Tullet, including Mix it Up! and Let’s Play!.  Want to see Press Here in action, then be sure to check out this video trailer.

Dr. Seuss Charm Necklace

Was doing a little browsing on Etsy the other day and came across this cute little Dr.Suess Charm Necklace designed by NMD Creations.  My two year old daughter is so into jewelry right now…every morning she comes into my room wearing about five different necklaces!  I can just see her loving this.  
Each book charm is made from durable, light-weight plastic that is glazed for protection and shine, and placed on an 18 inch silver snake chain necklace.  Also available in a charm bracelet.  Would make a cute Valentine’s Day gift!