Top Ten Spring Books for Children

We love exploring each season and we have always singled out each one as a theme for the little ones every year. I start by planning craft activities and find the latest books to display in our Home Ed classroom window. I also buy engaging activity books like the ones below to spark their interests, ask questions and it keeps them entertained with an educational activity whilst I get on with the household chores! Here are my top ten spring book recommendations:

1) Bug Hotel By Clover Robin on offer here at £4.99

'This book explains how a bug hotel is a home-made habitat where insects of all shapes and sizes can come to stay. It even encourages children to build one in their own back garden using common and natural materials including straw, wood and stone.

It is a fun lift-the-flap book which many little ones, who love nature and creepy crawlies, will enjoy.

Among the critters it features are bees, snails and ladybirds and it also offers simple explanations of their traits and behaviour.'

2) Mosaic Sticker Flowers Book on offer here at £2.50

'This lovely spring book contains over 2,000, reusable, geometrically-shaped stickers which can be used to create a range of beautiful flower pictures on the laminated pages provided. Each page features gridlines to help children position their stickers, and a range of simple and inspiring ideas to get them started.'

This is a lovely, vibrant sticker book. Not only does it teach fine motor skills but it acts as an early Maths activity matching patterns and learning shapes. We received this book just in time for the weekend where we're more autonomous with our learning. I also bought the castles mosaic book for DS6. Looks like they'll be entertained for a while!!

So far I think it's fantastic value for money. It's very high quality with its laminated pages which make it easy for the little to pull the stickers back off if they make a mistake or decide to change their design!

DD3 says 'It's nice and pretty!' 

DS6 says (castles mosaic book at the same link above) 'Mummy, it's going to take forever!'

3) Lambs colouring book on offer here at £1.50

'There are lots of cute animal friends to meet inside this fantastic colouring book. With over 30 super scenes to colour, this brilliant book is filled with hours of creative fun for little artists.'

4) Rubber stamp activities garden  Newly released! Get your hands on it here at £11.99! Keep up to date with all the latest offers and releases on Usborne Books here 

'Decorate the garden scenes with spiky hedgehogs, crawling caterpillars, busy bees and lots more in this rubberstamping activity book, bursting with fun ideas. The book comes with six colourful inkpads and circle, triangle, square and petal shaped rubber stamps. There are lots of hints and tips and the book has a spiral binding so that it lies flat.'

5) Wipe clean farm activities get your copy here at £5.99

'Before they can learn to write, little children need lots of practice with pen control. This book provides plenty of opportunities for that, as children can draw the farm animals (over the dotted lines) again and again, using the special wipe-clean pen provided.'

6) Rainy Day Kids Adventure Book - Check out our review here and get your copy here

'Wet weather doesn't mean your children have to stay inside in front of a screen. This amazing book is packed with outdoor games and activities that can be played in the wind, rain and snow!

Written by a pair of outdoor enthusiasts, this book has many new and novel ways to encourage children to get outside. From puddle painting to making wind spinners from golden leaves, all of these projects are fun and easy to complete.

If you don't want to stay out for too long, this book also lists things that can be collected while outside and then used in a variety of stay-at-home projects.'

7) That's not my lamb by Usborne Books get your copy here at £5.89

'A sweet touchy-feely book, just right for sharing with babies and toddlers. The furry textures are a delight to touch, and even very young babies will reach out to touch them.'

8) How do Flowers grow? Get your copy here at £8.99

'How do flowers grow? Where do seeds come from? Why do leaves fall? Little children can find out the answers to these questions and more in this beautifully illustrated lift-the-flap book. Each page asks a different question, such as “Why do plants have flowers?” The colourful illustrations, large and simple text and chunky flaps reveal the answers. Children can discover a bee’s favourite flower, see inside a spiky conker shell and see how trees lose their leaves in winter. A brilliant introduction to nature and science for curious young minds.'

9) Make and Play: Farm (will be published 5th April 2018) on offer here at £6.39

'In this innovative new activity board book, children can assemble their very own farmyard animals. Featuring 20 unique and colourful creatures, such as cows, sheep and even some tiny piglets, the press-out pieces can be simply slotted together to create a bright farmyard scene. After putting together the pieces, children can then sing the classic farm song and get creative with crafts, including making animal masks and learning how to grow radishes.'

10) Outdoor Art Room: Spring by Rita Storey get your copy here

'The Outdoor Art Room is designed to get children out into the fresh air and interacting with nature. A range of simple arts and crafts projects as well as fun activities help them discover new things about their environment and the seasons at the same time as being active and having fun. Care is taken to ensure that these projects do not create any adverse environmental impact. There are panels with facts about the weather, the seasons and the natural materials used to create each project. An introductory spread gives information on the season.'

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links and all opinions are my own. 


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