Posted by Nicci | Posted in Books and Magazines | Posted on 25-01-2012
A couple of weeks ago, the SeenOnTV Express blog discussed As Seen On TV kids products created to provide comfort and fun for children. This week, we feature a special offer on an exciting children’s magazine series. I’m pretty excited about SeenOnTV Express being able to offer Zoobooks magazines and its sister publications, Zoobies and Zootles. Zoobooks (and Zoobies and Zootles) are children’s magazines that are all about animals. They feature vibrant photographs and detailed, colorful illustrations that help a child to learn all about his or her favorite animals and to discover animals he or she never knew existed. By appealing to a child’s natural love of animals, Zoobooks engages early readers and helps encourage a love of reading.
Well, let me tell you:
- I’m an ex-librarian, so I totally dig reading. Old librarians never die, you know . . . we just check out.
- I’m the mom of a pre-schooler. This may explain why I’m so enamored by the thought of an adult onesie and an easy way to fix my hair without resorting to a ponytail. Again.
These two facets of my life have shown me how important reading is, and how critical it is to foster reading while children are still young. In fact, my child is too young to read, but when he finds a book about something that appeals to him–animals, for example–he will sit and look at the pictures and talk about what he’s “reading” for quite a while. In fact, books often hold his attention longer than movies or television, which just thrills my little heart to no end.
Here is what I love about Zoobooks:
- A magazine subscription allows a child to continually receive new reading material. By the time your child loses his or her infatuation with one issue a new issue arrives. Mail! New animals! New pictures! New stories! New games! What’s not to love?
- Zoobooks are geared specifically toward young children and each publication is uniquely tailored for an appropriate age group. Zoobies is for babies and toddlers aged 0-3; Zootles is for pre-readers and emerging readers aged 3-6; and Zoobooks is for school children aged 6-12. These magazines are designed to reach children where they are, with text, illustrations, photography, and information appropriate for a child’s specific level of development. Appealing to a child’s interests encourages a natural learning, without rules and rote memorization. Children are naturally inquisitive, and Zoobooks satisfies that search for knowledge.
- Reading with your child builds communication and involvement. By questioning your child and commenting about what you are reading together, you build critical thinking skills: ”Why do you think that kangaroo has a pouch?” ”I wonder why that tarsier’s eyes are so big.” ”How do you think it would feel to sleep upside down like a bat?” By reading with your child, you will be actively engaged in his or her learning, thoughts, and ideas. This type of communication can help strengthen your relationship with your child for when you have to ask more serious questions: ”What will you do when someone offers you . . .”
As Seen On TV educational materials can be a valuable resource for your child, and I’m pleased that SeenOnTV Express can add Zoobooks, Zootles, and Zoobies magazines to our product catalog. Other educational products we offer include Brainetics and Hooked on Phonics.