Reading to your children is one of the best ways to encourage their intellectual development, but I think there are a lot of really boring children’s books out there that make storytime kind of tedious for mom and dad. So, whenever I stumble across a great kid’s book idea, I’m excited to tell as many people as humanly possible.
In my opinion, Romeo and Juliet: A Counting Primer is brilliant.
Romeo and Juliet: A Counting Primer by Jennifer Adams and Alison Oliver is a cute little board book that introduces your child to numbers as well as the basic idea of the classic Shakespeare fairy tale. Each page has a simple illustration and descriptive counting text.
There’s no dramatic death scene or funny English dialogue, but it’s still engaging enough to be appreciated by any Shakespeare loving parent who wants to get his or her tot off on the right foot.
Romeo and Juliet: A Counting Primer was a finalist for the Best Childrenâ€™s Books of 2011 Parents magazine award. It is actually part of a series of board books called Baby Lit that seek to introduce little ones to classic literature in a fun and age appropriate way.
The first books in the series were released in mid 2011, with several new titles that are currently in development. They would all be unique baby gifts for an expectant mother if they were paired with a lovely copy of the grown up version, such as one of the titles in the Penguin clothbound classics series.
What do you think of the Baby Lit board book idea? Is this something you’d like for your child?
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