Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Phoenix reads Five Shiny Stars-We love stars! A mini intro to the celestial bodies of outer space

We recently got Five Shiny Stars, a counting and numbers book, for Phoenix at the SoHo Scholastic bookstore. We love stars and Phoenix's wall above his crib is a starburst made of stickers that I created before he was born. Here's a pic. (Instead of Marilyn Monroe, now there is a wood plaque with Phoenix's name on it and a star ornaments with a P on it.

The first day we brought Phoenix home

We go over the word 'star' daily when we look at the wall mural.

I love that the cover of this book says Baby-3 years old. The word BABY is right on the cover! So there is no doubt you should be reading this to your baby. The more words your baby knows the better his language development will be, so fill your baby's library with a diverse amount of books that all bring new words to your reading sessions.

We love the die-cut board element of Give Shiny Stars, the stars are cut out and so fun to touch. As you count down the stars with your baby and in the end they are together in the sky to wish upon.

At the end the book plays music, kind of like a birthday card that plays a tune when you open it, when you turn the last page the Twinkle Twinkle Little Star tune plays and the words are there on the page to sing and read to your baby.

I love the song Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, doesn't every Mom?  But my reason is a bit deeper, I love looking at the moon and stars, I'm a star and moongazer, and this book is a little introduction to  the celestial bodies of outer space, just like this Twinkle Twinkle Little Star book is. I'm planning to get a telescope in the near future, and it would be thrilling if Phoenix also enjoys thinking and learning about the universe.

~Isobella & Phoenix

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