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Saturday, 30 September 2017

Review: Sophie la Giraffe: Fun First Words

What a fun way to teach a child their first words. This entertaining, colourful sticker book from the Let’s Learn Together series is ideal for teaching early learning activities to the very young.

Images from inside and outside the house are depicted.  Stickers of toys, animals, vehicles, food, musical instruments, basic kitchen furniture and utensils are found on the sticker pages in the middle of the book.

As the child learns the words by repetition, they must find the matching peel-off sticker and place it over the icon of that word. This helps reinforce the memory of the word and picture. The stickers follow a page sequence that allows the child to easily find the page on which each sticker belongs.

There are colour-in and dot-to-dot activities to enhance motor skills. The characters are all animals led by Sophie the Giraffe.

The title page includes a Note to Parents with points on how to get the most from the book.


In the companion book, Rainbow Colours, young children learn to recognize colours, and are challenged in the sort-and-match and the colour-in. This book follows the same pattern and design as Fun First Words. Both books can be used to teach shapes, lines, and varying patterns, and to energize and stimulate curious young minds.

There is a whole series of these leaning books to be discovered.  Delightful teaching tools, with soft nursery pastels used in all the images, these books are fun-filled and perfect for small hands to hold.

Title: Sophie la Giraffe: Fun First Words
Author: Dawn Sirett and Clare Lloyd
Publisher: DK Books, $9.99
Publication Date: June 2017
Format: Paperback
Age: 0 - 4
Type: Baby Books



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