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One of the best presents you can buy a child is books! Ella has such a massive collection and enjoys sitting down to “read” by herself during the day and we read together every night before bed time. I love reading stories that teach important lessons and inspire her imagination. I found Barefoot Books and fell in love with their collection!
Barefoot Books began in 1993 when 2 mothers wanted their children to have books that would feed their imagination, while instilling a respect for diversity and a love for the planet.
Barefoot Books sent us an amazing One World, One Planet Gift Collection that has been one of my favorite review items yet! This extraordinary gift collection comes with the beautifully illustrated books, Whole World, The Sun in Me, A Forest of Stories, and Herb, The Vegetarian Dragon. It also comes with the Putumayo CD World Playground, Yoga Planet: 50 Activities for a Greener World (card deck), and a 100 piece Around the World Puzzle. They sent Ella the Our World Floor Puzzle instead of the 100 piece puzzle. This gift collection is so wonderful, I don’t know where to begin!
My favorite book is The Sun in Me. This is a collection of poetry, written by poets representing various cultures and times, that explore the beauty and fragility of the planet. I majored in creative writing and I honestly haven’t read much poetry since I graduated. When I read The Sun in Me to Ella, my passion for poetry reemerged. They are such simple, yet powerful poems. They are a great start for early readers and poets. Ella was at first confused at why there wasn’t a story being told. After we talked about the poem and explored the illustrations while re-reading them, she started to understand. You can purchase The Sun in Me for $12.99!
My other favorite is Whole World. The book comes with a sing along CD, which I love! I couldn’t help but sing the song as I read it to Ella. Whole World is a vibrant book with whimsical illustrations that help teach your child about the world. It’s a classic song and I love seeing it come to life! I especially like that after the story/song is over there is a index explaining each part of the world. This is a great tool to explain what a valley and plain is to a 2 year old! The last page has the sheet music to the original song, so if you are musically inclined, you can play along! You can get the Whole World for $16.99 or the mini version for $9.99!
The Putumayo CD World Playground and Our World Floor Puzzle are great learning tools to teach your child about the world. I love the diverse music in World Playground. You’ll hear music from Bolivia, Jamaica, Greece, France and many more. The Our World Floor Puzzle is great for teaching about the continents and important land marks. We listened to the World Playground CD while putting together the puzzle and talked about the music and where it originated. I’m not quite sure if Ella got it, but I had fun doing it! You can get the Our World Floor Puzzle for $17.99 and the World Playground CD for $15.99!
It’s been a rough week and Ella didn’t cooperate to do the Yoga Planet cards or allow me to read the other 2 books with her. But, I have enjoyed them. Especially the Yoga Planet cards, which are great for any age!
You can purchase all of these amazing products at Barefoot Books separately or as the One World, One Planet Gift Collection for $100. Plus get
The Giveaway: Barefoot Books would like to give 1 LUCKY reader a One World, One Planet Gift Collection
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