Like most preschoolers, my little one developed a range of obsessions that I had to race to keep up with. This included the solar system, geology, and of course, dinosaurs. Typical ABC’s books can be a bit of a let down for a kid that binges Nova on a regular basis. He would have loved this book. All sorts of words that he was actually interested in learning and definitions that don’t talk down to kids. All of it backed by wonderful art that is easily accessible for kids and, frankly, worth opening the book for all on its own.
Amazon says this book is for ages 0-3 and the large colorful pictures on every page will appeal to this group quite well. The explanations for each of the terms however, fit school age kids a little bit better. While these students don’t generally need ABC’s instruction, the STEM terms might be new to them and the text makes great reading practice. Kids and their parents/teachers will all enjoy the learning experience and will ooh and ahh over the bright, truly inclusive illustrations. Perfect for the classroom, homeschool, or for distance learning enrichment.
My only complaint, if it can be called that, is the available formats of the book. For me, the e-book is not bad, but I feel young children will not enjoy it as much as a paperback. The paperback is great for grades K-2 with a nice heavy cover, but the pages are thin enough to not stand up to repeated use of the pre-K crowd. A boardbook option would be preferable but is not available.
I received a free ARC for this title from Callisto Media in exchange for an honest review.
About The Book:
Fuel a child’s ABC learning through the power of S.T.E.A.M.
Give your little scientist a jump-start with this fun, inspiring way to master their ABCs. From Astronaut to Zoologist, ABC Science Book introduces young children, up to age 3, to basic scientific concepts and careers with each letter of the alphabet.
This S.T.E.A.M.-themed ABC book for kids features:
- Levels of discovery—Explore a tiered learning approach that grows with your child; focus first on letters, then on words, and then on understanding concepts.
- Colorful images—Rich and vibrant illustrations add to the learning and keep your child engaged.
- Full S.T.E.A.M. ahead—Encourage a lifelong love of learning with all the books in the S.T.E.A.M. Baby series.
ABC Science Book makes learning the alphabet a fun, exciting adventure for any toddler.
About The Author:
Anjali Joshi is a science teacher, curriculum developer, and children’s book author. A lifelong learner, Anjali is currently a master of science candidate at the University of Oxford, researching the effective implementation of STEM education in the K-8 classroom. She lives in Toronto, Canada, with her husband and two boys.