This post is sponsored by Monica Harker and her Dive Into Usborne Books business. I was compensated for this post, but all opinions are 100% my own. I just love these books and want to share them with you!
Are you heading on a road trip this summer and need some entertainment for you kids in the car? Or do you want to make sure your kids keep up on summer reading and activities so they’re ready to jump back into school in the fall? Well I have some really fun books for you that you and your kids are going to love! Have you heard of Usborne Books? They are so fun and so interactive! And great for children of all ages. Let me introduce you to some of their books and then I have a GIVEAWAY for you at the end of the post. So don’t miss it!
My kids like when we read to them, but sometimes it doesn’t last very long…we need to work on that. I love children’s books and we go to the library often, but I also love having books that my kids will read and look at again and again. I took a children’s literature class in college as part of my degree in Elementary Education. I loved the class, but my husband likes to give me grief all the time about how all I did in college was read kids books. Well, maybe I just picked a good major! 😉
Anyway, I love children’s books. And I’m trying to help my kids love them too. None of them can read yet which is why I love really interesting and/or interactive books. But my daughter is starting kindergarten in the fall so I’m excited for her to start reading and there are lots of books at Usborne that will help her with that as well! She’s starting to put letters together and the Wipe-Clean books are perfect for her to practice writing.
One of my kids’ favorite books is Secrets of Winter – Shine a Light book. This book is so fun because you need a flashlight to see the hidden pictures! Or your cell phone…because that’s totally what we did. I just turned on the flashlight app on my phone and let my kids use that. We really need a flashlight.
You put the light behind the page and see what’s hidden. My kids ran right to the bathroom and turned out all the lights and used the light to see all the fun pictures. It was so exciting for them!
Another really fun book is the Sticker Dolly Dressing Princesses book. My kids love stickers – this is also a great activity in the car! When we moved from Utah to Wisconsin and drove the whole way, I used a lot of sticker books and activities to keep them entertained. My girls loved using the stickers in the book to dress up the princesses and add to the scenes!
They also have awesome flap books that all my kids enjoy. And I am just in love with these two books: Nibbles the Book Monster – a book about a monster who nibbles on fairy tales and changes them – and 50 Science Things to Make and Do. This book is great because the experiments are made with things you can find in your home. This would be a great book for the summer to help keep your kids entertained and their brains still working. I know I’m going to need to have some activities to keep my pre-schooler going. She loves school so going 3 months without it is going to be rough!
And here’s a video that my friend Monica put together about Nibbles so you can see why it’s so great.
Throw an Usborne Party Online
Usborne books is also really fun because they do a lot of Facebook parties where you host a party with a rep and get great discounts and books for hosting plus your friends get to find out about all these great books! And you can do it from your couch in your pjs while eating ice cream. No one has to come over, it’s all online! You just message your friends and ask them to come to your party that is hosted on a certain night on Facebook and then your rep does everything for the party. If this sounds like something you would be interested in, please visit my friend Monica’s website Dive Into Usborne Books. She would love to host a party for you! I just went to a party she threw – like it seriously ended 15 minutes ago – and it was great! It’s so interactive, lots of great videos and new books to see. It’s a fun party and if your friends buy books, then you get books too! Win win!
Ok now for the giveaway!
I have 2 books to giveaway! A Muddle & Match Book and an Adult Coloring Book!
The Muddle & Match Books are so fun because each page is divided into 3 sections and each section has a little snippet. You mix and match the pages and can come up with some pretty silly things! Your kids will love mixing up the pages and creating their own little story. And adult coloring books are all the rage right now! And these do not disappoint! These intricate designs will keep you entertained for hours. Whether it’s while your kids are doing art or you need something to keep your hands busy or your in the co-pilot seat as you drive across the United States. My kids actually really like these too! They color in them at church on Sundays.
Just enter the Rafflecopter widget below to win these 2 great books! And don’t forget to visit Dive Into Usborne Books to check out all the great books Usborne has to offer!