From the mysteries and wonders of the natural world to man-made marvels in science, technology, and innovation, planet Earth is full of fun and fascinating things to discover at any age. Although most knowledge can be obtained online today, there is nothing quite like the charm of learning from a book packed with witty writing and illustrations like Diarmuid O Cathain's compelling series on Little-known Facts. The Animals edition presents some of the most intriguing details about the creatures that inhabit our land, air, and sea using clever rhymes and visuals that make for an enjoyable and eye-opening reading experience
Why reading is important for your little ones.
Sharing stories, talking and singing every day helps your child’s development in many ways.
Reading and sharing stories can:
help your child get to know sounds, words and language, and develop early literacy skills
learn to value books and stories
spark your child’s imagination and stimulate curiosity
help develop your child’s brain, ability to focus, concentration, social skills and communication skills
help your child learn the difference between ‘real’ and ‘make-believe’
help your child understand new or frightening events, and the strong emotions that come with them
help your child learn about the world, their own culture and other cultures.
Sharing stories with your child doesn’t mean you have to read from the book.
Just by looking at books with your child and talking about them, you can be a great storyteller and a good model for using language and books. Your child will learn by watching you hold a book the right way and seeing how you move through the book by gently turning the pages.