As we continue our solidarity in the COVID 19 pandemic, it’s more fitting than ever to be gifted with DK products from their Be Well boutique this month. In addition, we are celebrating Earth Day, so they have lots of publications suited to learn and celebrate this. A perfect learning opportunity for my children!
DK Canada Books Review
Below are the three Dk Canada books we were given to review:
Calm – mindfulness flash cards for kids
Let’s be honest – we are all going a little crazy being cooped up, am I right?! My boys have SO much energy! Boys are a different breed I tell you. And who can really blame anyone right now, we are all just trying to keep sane. I chose these flash cards for a little break in the day for them to practice quiet time and calmness. Something that can be challenging with a 3 and 5 year old.
The cards are divided into six sections for a variety of activities – Focus, Calm, Move, Change, Care, and Reflect. I think it’s great to have something for the kids as they need to take time for themselves as well.
Jax’s favourite calming activity was ‘Breathing hands’ where you breath in and out in correlation with tracing your hand. He was so focused! Both Jax and Hudson really enjoyed the “Take a Walk’ from the move category, really focusing on our senses and what we see and hear etc. It’s taken our walks to a whole new level!
The Bacteria Book – The BIG world of really tiny microbes
The boys were drawn to this book with its colourful cover and all the little Bacteria monsters that depict the various microbes. This one resonated with Jax as when school was still in session in early March, the teachers were educating the children on the Coronavirus. They enjoyed learning about bacteria in a fun format and it helps to re inforce how important hand washing is in a fun way!
They both were fascinated with the two-page spread about our body and how bacteria help you to digest, starting from the mouth ingesting and ending with a fart. Being boys of course that was funny for them.
Did you Know? Earth – Amazing answers to more than 200 awesome questions
This beautiful colourful book is so timely with Earth Day. Jax has such an interest in learning about the world so he was happy to receive this book which is divided into five sections – Our planet, The Earth’s surface, Blue planet, Up in the air, and Living on the Earth. Jax loved sitting with his dad reading about the Blue planet as they are both lovers of the Ocean and bodies of water in general. He was excited to discover Underwater volcanoes again since he just learnt that on one of his favourite shows, Wild Kratts, and saw a land volcano recently in Costa Rica.
All three of these books would make excellent gifts for birthdays or to help pass the time during social isolation! Check out their Be Well boutique for more books ideas!
You can find more books, like my family did, on DK Canada’s website! They are also now all available on Amazon for purchase! We also connected with them on their Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest pages!