BENNYS ULTIMATE ‘BIG PICTURE’ PICTURE BOOK LIST.

May 19, 2016 0 Comments AUTHOR: Benny CATEGORIES: BENNY'S Ultimate Lists, Books books books, Parent Stuff

CHILDREN’S BOOKS WITH MESSAGE.

More and more nowadays we are seeing children’s books, and their authors, becoming increasingly self aware and using the platform to share larger ideas. Books aimed at the young are becoming somewhat of a political playing field, with societal hot topics being presented and discussed in a way the young can comprehend and understand. Some dip their toes in the pool of the condesending, labouring their message to the point of patronising, while others pitch way above their desired audience, presenting confusing abstract ideas only relevant to the parent, whose then left to unscramble the brain of the confused child.

However, there are authors out there who are, whether by shear chance, genetics or tireless observation, completely and precisely in sync with the sensibilities of a child and have provided works far beyond their initial reading. So I thought I’d share some of my favourites.

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BENNY’S ULTIMATE CONSTRUCTION TOY LIST

May 27, 2015 0 Comments AUTHOR: Benny CATEGORIES: BENNY'S Ultimate Lists

CONSTRUCTION TOYS DECONSTRUCTED. 

None of us have the time for me to sit and list the benefits of construction, but trust and believe me when I say…CONSTRUCTION RULES. From maths and science, social and emotional, problem solving, confidence, trial and error, and pure enjoyment, there are few activities and events that rival the excitement in a child when this stuff is thrown out on a matt. There are approximately a billion brilliant toys to choose from but here I have listed 5 of the ones I personally have seen kids lose there cool over.

Side note: I have left lego out of this list intentionally. Hey, there’s a movie about the stuff. Me thinks they be doin’ fine without my endorsement.

POLY M

Poly-M

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BENNY’S ULTIMATE CHILDREN’S BOOK LIST:

May 10, 2015 0 Comments AUTHOR: jakebus CATEGORIES: BENNY'S Ultimate Lists, Books books books

Finding a good children’s book is about as simple as … well, nothing.

It’s hard, simple as that and with so many to choose from and almost no guidance, its easy to find oneself floundering around in a sea of princess’, dinosaurs, pirates and dogs trying to work out which one has worth and which one is worth it.

In an effort to somewhat ease this inevitable headache I have written a small list of some of my favorite.

Now, I don’t claim they’re the best books ever written, however, they are books I have seen 100’s of children lose themselves in … and that’s about as good an endorsement as you’ll get.

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