Hooked on Books – Ignite a Love of Learning this Holiday Season

‘Tis the season for giving, and the search is on for presents for the children we adore. As both a parent and an educator, I am a big fan of educational books, toys, and experiences for students of all ages. The key is to look for interactive and engaging items packed with entertainment.

Here are 5 reading suggestions that are sure to provide fun learning opportunities this holiday season:

Moonlite: a Storybook Projector for your Mobile Phone

Ages 3+

Moonlite: A Storybook Projector

 

 

Moonlite merges treasured children’s stories with modern tech. It converts your mobile phone into a storybook projector by using the phone’s flashlight to project storybook illustrations onto any surface.

 

 

 

 

This is a perfect gift for families who like to snuggle up for story time together

MOONLITE, A STORYBOOK 
PROJECTOR FOR YOUR MOBILE PHONE

Meet the Latkes

Written and Illustrated by Alan Silberberg

Ages 3 – 5

A humorous Hanukkah intro

 

 

 

 

If you are looking for a humorous intro to Hanukkah, check out this picture book. It follows a group of potato pancakes called the Latke family. Children will learn about the story of Hanukkah with the help of a dog named Applesauce.

 

 

 

 

This story will delight and entertain readers of all ages

MEET THE LATKES

Mary Poppins

Written by P.L. Travers, Illustrated by Genevieve Godbout

 Ages 4 – 7

In with th East Wind, out with the West Wind

 

 

 

For anyone planning on seeing the star-studded movie Mary Poppins Returns, this collectable picture book is based on the original 1934 novel about a magical nanny by P. L. Travers.


 

 

It’s filled with beautiful illustrations to make a lovely keepsake

MARY POPPINS

As a bonus for students, the Mary Poppins musical is playing at the Young People’s Theatre until January 6, 2019.

 
 

 

Professor Maxwell’s 4D Science: Augmented Reality Science Lab

Ages 8+

 

 

For children with an interest in STEM, check out this activity set series with specialties in science, chemistry, and cooking. The pages are filled with experiments, lessons, and illustrations that will come to life in augmented reality (AR) with the help of a free downloadable app.

The kit also includes a set of materials that include hands-free goggles to experience the projects first-hand

PROFESSOR MAXXWELL’S 4D SCIENCE:
AUGMENTED REALITY SCIENCE LAB

The Golden Girls: ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

Written by Francesco Sedita and Douglas Yacka, Illustrated by Alex Fine

All ages 

 

 

 

This charming little picture book is the ideal stocking stuffer for fans of The Golden Girls. It features our favourite cast of characters from Miami with a holiday message to be grateful for the special people in our lives. 

 

Warning: a side effect may be humming along to the classic song, Thank You for Being a Friend.

THE GOLDEN GIRLS: ‘TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS

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