We read every night.
It’s quiet time and quality time.
I love to hear the first sounds of reading and the squeals as a great story unfolds.
It’s my time to just relax and enjoy the children.
Recently we had the opportunity to sit down and share in the fun of Flip Along Fun, published by Wool Street Publishing.
This is by far the most unique book I’ve encountered.
It is a creative learning resource.
The book is written by Michael J. Dowling and Illustrated by Sarah Buell Dowling.
Together they make an amazing team that builds reading and math skills and cleverly creates a hide-and-seek game of sorts.
I enjoy the variety of story Flip Along Fun offers.
My children can create their own story and while each panel will always read the same, there is an assortment of ways to place it so the story always changes!
The book is designed to start with the panel on the left and then progress to the middle.
Then the fun begins, by matching the last panel with the same animals pictured in the first two panels you’ll have created a story and a math problem with the answer!
We have also used this book in reverse where I pick the “answer” and have the children create the “problem”.
This is a tad more challenging.
We then read the story together which always generates giggles!
Flip Along Fun encourages creativity, logical thinking, math skills, and sequencing.
One of the best things about this book is that my children continue to come back to it–even on their own.
I enjoy listening to them problem-solve and create stories on their own.
They share the duties of creating by each selecting the panel and then together work to find the final panel.
It brings great satisfaction.
On March 2, 2010 Flip Along Fun was awarded the Mom’s Choice Awards.
The Mom’s Choice Awards® has named Flip Along Fun children’s picture book among the best in family-friendly media, products, and services. The interactive, educational flipbook for children ages 2 – 6 received a gold award in the basic learning concepts category.
You can order your own copy of Flip Along Fun directly from Flip Along Fun. Each book will include the author’s autograph!
You may also purchase the book from Under the Lamb.
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