Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Poke-A-Dot Review

As some of you know, I am a part of a homeschool Blogger Review Team for Timberdoodle.  We recently received the book "Poke-A-Dot Old McDonald's Farm" to review.

As soon as I received this book, my kids were surrounding me and jumping up and down anxiously waiting for me to open the package.  They always do that when we get something from Timberdoodle.  When they saw it was a book for my 18 month old son, they started arguing about who gets to read it to him first.  *Sigh*  The baby of our family definitely knows he is loved.

Anyway, the kids took turns reading the book to him and letting him "pop" the dots.  Then they all took turns popping dots.  Then I wondered when it was my turn...that dot-poking seemed to be addicting.

My toddler loves this book.  He enjoys pretending to read it and singing the Old McDonald Had a Farm song.  He loves to pop the dots and attempt to count as he pops them.  If he is in a particularly aggressive mood, he will turn the pages and poke all the dots as fast as he can.

The book itself is a really chunky board book, making it quite sturdy - even for my rough little guy.  The dots are pretty cool - they remind me of bubble wrap, only much stronger and not as annoying ( and you can pop them over and over again).  They are fantastic for practicing fine-motor skills and hand-eye coordination.  I have yet to be annoyed by the sound and all my kids love them. 

This is available on it's own or in Timberdoodle's Toodler Core Curriculum Package.

Legal Disclosure:
As a member of Timberdoodle's Blogger Review Team I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a frank and unbiased review.

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