It's a new year and I'm finally back on the blog. I found this series of Winnie-the-Pooh board books about a year ago and Nathanael loves them. Unfortunately, some of them are a bit hard to find in board book format, but any local bookstore should be able to order them (or at least order the softcover equivalent).
Winnie-the-Pooh's Opposites is a particular favorite of Nathanael's with its humorous illustrations...as you can see from the image below.
While the text sticks to first concept words -- "on, off, large, small, front, back, loud, quiet" etc., the detailed illustrations make this series one that is far from boring. For children just starting to understand these concepts, to children who have already grasped them, little ones will love to revisit Winnie-the-Pooh's character, and all of his fun friends. And, of course, starting children off early with Winnie-the-Pooh will hopefully mean that they'll later enjoy reading the real, unabridged version of Winnie-the-Pooh.
Illustration from Winnie-the-Pooh's Colors. "Tiger is orange. Pooh and Piglet walk towards an orange sunset."
Illustration from Winnie-the-Pooh Tells Time. "8:00 a.m. It's eight o'clock. Time for breakfast."
Winnie-the-Pooh Tells Time seems to be meant for older children, although introducing the concept of time to younger children is definitely appropriate. For parents who are just beginning to introduce the concept of time to their children I found the book useful not only in the sense that it shows a clock, but also in the sense that it references what generally happens at that time -- breakfast, lunch, snack, dinner, etc..