Review: Around My House!

Review: Around My House! - LadyD Books

About The Book

Through the use of interactive questioning, Around My House!, the first book in the Smart Start series for prereaders, fosters engaging conversations for parents and their children. Images in this book convey children in realistic and familiar settings around the house: in the kitchen, the playroom, the bedroom, the garage, and more.Around My House! prompts children to think at critical, creative, and mathematical levels about their everyday surroundings, and the open-ended questions stimulate curiosity and invigorate conversations between the parents and children. Around My House! highlights the vast world of a child's imagination and encourages children to think deeply about the objects and situations they're faced with every day.

Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 5 years
  • Series: Smart Start (Book 1)
  • Hardcover: 16 pages
  • Publisher: Prufrock Press (July 6, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1618214497
  • ISBN-13: 978-1618214492

My Review

This is the perfect educational picture book book for preschool and kindergarten, ages 3 -5 years. Around My House is the first book in the Smart Start series and an excellent resource in helping children develop cognitive skills. I know my 3 and 5 year old grandsons defineitely enjoy exploring every colorful page, responding to the many excellent realisitic photos, and engaging in the 3 repetitive questions throughout the short book. These open-ended questions stimlate listening and participating conversation with the child, parents and grandparents. I especially llike hearing the little ones discover and respond to the learning scenario in the kitchen, along with the spontaneous entertainment in the livingroom with loved ones. It's a win-win situation when asking Where, What, How and Why questions that bring families and friends closer together by talking with one another. Love the book!

5/5 stars. Highly recommend.


About The Author

Barbara Dullaghan is a baby-boomer born and raised in Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow, NY. She has worked in gifted education for over 30 years, in four different states. Dullaghan has published an educational unit for teachers of gifted students in grades 4-5 with Kendall Hunt Publishers and commissioned by the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA. The Smart Start series of three books (Around My House, Let's Play, and Let's Go to the Market), published by Prufrock Press, fosters engaging conversations with children through the use of higher level questions and realistic images of children. Dullaghan's passions have always involved creativity and writing.

I really like the new writing approach to this book series. Be sure and check it out!

Happy Reading!

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