Mod­ern par­ents strive to devel­op their kids lit­er­al­ly from the cra­dle: numer­ous ear­ly devel­op­ment cours­es, for­eign lan­guages, and, of course, cre­ativ­i­ty — today’s chil­dren have to com­pre­hend much more infor­ma­tion than their peers in the recent past. And so I want the child to remain a child longer, and his child­hood to be the hap­pi­est and most mem­o­rable! Books from this review are includ­ed in the series “Leisure for a Kid” from the ENAS-BOOK pub­lish­ing house. They help to present impor­tant infor­ma­tion for the child in a play­ful way — after all, the main type of cog­ni­tive activ­i­ty for a preschool­er is a game. Read­ing, count­ing, safe­ty rules, Eng­lish — while hav­ing fun play­ing, the child will learn impor­tant basic knowl­edge that he will need in the future.

Alexan­dra Bodro­va: ABC in pic­tures

This alpha­bet is not sim­ple, but … zoo­log­i­cal! Open­ing it, lit­tle read­ers enter the zoo togeth­er with a kinder­garten group. And then they remem­ber all the ani­mals they saw there. Each page is anoth­er let­ter of the alpha­bet and anoth­er zoo pet. About each pet, the author of the book, Alexan­dra Bodro­va, came up with a qua­train in which she talks about his habits. The text is accom­pa­nied by detailed draw­ings made in a real­is­tic man­ner. In the cor­ner of the pic­ture is a large let­ter with which the name of the ani­mal or bird begins. Also at the end of the book you can find the entire alpha­bet from A to Z to con­sol­i­date the knowl­edge gained.

Set “Bun­ny Lessons”

The set includes five books, with the help of which the child will mas­ter count­ing skills, learn the con­cepts of col­or and shape, under­stand how impor­tant it is to help each oth­er, learn to speak polite­ly, and get acquaint­ed with nat­ur­al phe­nom­e­na. And the lit­tle Bun­ny, who lives in the Straw­ber­ry Val­ley, will help the kids and will glad­ly keep the kids com­pa­ny in fun lessons. While lis­ten­ing to sto­ries about the adven­tures of Bun­ny, the chil­dren will per­form var­i­ous tasks, and with the help of their par­ents, they will make a cute baby book. Bright illus­tra­tions, fea­si­ble tasks and mem­o­rable sto­ries will make learn­ing easy and enjoy­able.

Vladimir Stepanov: Let’s count and play

As the title sug­gests, this book intro­duces chil­dren to num­bers and count­ing skills in a play­ful way. Fun­ny count­ing rhymes, poems, dig­i­tal rid­dles, tongue twisters will help kids learn to count. And to con­sol­i­date knowl­edge — fun­ny pic­tures on which you need to find and count the hid­den birds, fish and oth­er ani­mals.

Thanks to fun tasks, the child will remem­ber num­bers, ordi­nal count­ing and ordi­nal num­bers.

Ele­na Sergien­ko: Who lives in books?

A fas­ci­nat­ing lit­er­ary quiz for kids, which helps to remem­ber the heroes of their favorite books, guess their names, retell a famil­iar sto­ry. Ele­na Sergien­ko wrote a fun­ny poem about each char­ac­ter, and the artist Geta Bel­o­golovskaya depict­ed them “in all their glo­ry.” Chil­dren are wait­ing for a meet­ing with the Snow Queen, with a minia­ture Thum­be­li­na, with Aladdin and his mag­ic lamp, with Emelya and a talk­ing pike and many, many oth­ers. In addi­tion to lit­er­ary rid­dles, the book con­tains devel­op­men­tal tasks for preschool­ers: this is the search for lost objects, and “send­ing” let­ters to recip­i­ents, etc. The book helps to pop­u­lar­ize read­ing among chil­dren. And by per­form­ing fun tasks, the child devel­ops think­ing, speech, mem­o­ry and imag­i­na­tion.

Ears on top. Get­ting to know the safe­ty rules in the city

The kid gets to the city for the first time and is filled with vivid impres­sions. But the city can be not only attrac­tive and kind, but also dan­ger­ous, and our task is to pre­pare the child for those dif­fi­cult sit­u­a­tions that he may encounter dur­ing a walk.

The book was cre­at­ed in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the search and res­cue team “Lisa Alert”. What to do if a child is lost? What knowl­edge should he have to pre­vent this from hap­pen­ing? What to do if you see a lost child on the street? The answers to these and oth­er ques­tions, as well as impor­tant prac­ti­cal advice from the instruc­tor “Liza Alert” you will find on the pages of the book, which is equal­ly use­ful for both chil­dren and par­ents.

And Alexan­dra Bodro­va came up with a sto­ry in verse about mom, dad and chil­dren, with whom read­ers will repeat (or maybe learn!) Safe­ty rules on a city walk.

First steps in learn­ing Eng­lish

Ele­na Sergien­ko: How do you say “sausages” in Eng­lish?

Ele­na Sergien­ko: How do you say “taffy” in Eng­lish?

Ele­na Sergien­ko: I want to trav­el, and I’m learn­ing Eng­lish!

Books by Ele­na Sergien­ko will give the kids the first idea about the Eng­lish lan­guage. These are not com­pli­cat­ed man­u­als for learn­ing a for­eign lan­guage, but sim­ple and fun­ny books that help expand your active vocab­u­lary. The author uses her own many years of expe­ri­ence work­ing with preschool­ers: she includes Eng­lish words and expres­sions in poems in Russ­ian for bet­ter mem­o­riza­tion by chil­dren of both the words them­selves and their trans­la­tion. For each Eng­lish expres­sion, two tran­scrip­tions are giv­en — clas­si­cal (writ­ten using inter­na­tion­al char­ac­ters) and prac­ti­cal (writ­ten using Russ­ian let­ters, as is cus­tom­ary in phrase­books).

Cheer­ful poems by Ele­na Sergien­ko are easy to remem­ber, they are under­stand­able and acces­si­ble to kids, which means that learn­ing will not be a tedious task, but a fun adven­ture.