Thanks to Ladybird editor Simon for this great post on ways to keep your little adventurers entertained over the summer! Plus there’s the chance to win a selection of First Fabulous Facts books!
As the summer holidays approach, you are probably thinking about spending more time outdoors with your little ones. Whether it’s cooling down in the garden, going back to nature on a camping trip, or visiting a new country, it’s a great opportunity to explore new places and try new experiences. It’s time for a family adventure!
It’s also the perfect time for young children to get to know themselves and the world around them. Inevitably, they will start to ask questions – lots of questions. Questions about everything, from toilets and what goes in them, to dinosaur diets, snail slime and why sharks are scary. Parents can be stumped for an answer and when they do find one, it’s usually met with another question, “But, why…?”
With this in mind, the team at Ladybird created the First Fabulous Facts series. Designed to satisfy children’s varied obsessions, fire their curiosity, and spark an interest in different subjects, these brilliant little books are packed with bite-size nuggets of fascinating information. With a mix of realistic artwork and funny cartoons, there is something on every page to engage children, surprise them and make them laugh!
Here are six First Fabulous Facts-inspired things to do this summer:
• Explore the night skies on a moonlight safari – take a blanket, a torch and binoculars if you have them.
• Minibeasts live everywhere. Go hunting for them in your garden or local park.
• Get outside and play with your friends and family! It’s good fun and keeps your body healthy.
• If you’re going on holiday abroad, find out something about the country you’re visiting, and learn how to say “hello” in the local language.
• See how many different types of transport you can spot when you’re on a long journey.
And what’s more, when the holidays are over and the children go back to school, First Fabulous Facts will still have their use. The subjects covered are all popular topics in Reception and Year 1, so they will help with schoolwork, too.
Attention fabulous fact finders! We have three sets of First Fabulous Facts books to give away. Just let us know what exploring adventures (big or small) you have planned for the summer, and we’ll pick three winners. Good luck!
T&Cs. There are three prizes. Each prize is a set of First Fabulous Facts books – Minibeasts Sticker Book; Dinosaurs; Space and Planet Earth. Enter by leaving your comment below. Competition closes midnight 27th July 2015, winners notified by 29th July 2015. Full T&Cs here.