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Crayola Beginnings Farmyard Friends Sticker & Colour Book
Advantages: Really sweet, good quality
As you can tell from many of my reviews recently Crayola products have become a large part of my daughter's creative collection. We have crayons and pencil crayons, colouring books, activity books and now this lovely Farmyard Friends Sticker and Colouring book.
Crayola make lots of good quality products aimed towards children with the intention to get them using their creative abilities and being fun and entertaining. I always find Crayola products to be of a really high standard and so tend to just stick to this brand when buying arty things for my toddler.
The sticker colouring book
This is a lovely book which is more than just a colouring book. It has stickers and also partly cooured pictures too making it look far more appeailng than just blank pages of outlines of drawings ready for your child to colour in.
The front page shows some very friendly and bold cows in a field and some bright butterflies which are really appealing and full of smiles. There is no disguising what this book is as the title is big and bold and the "30 fun stickers and 24 colouring pages" Is showed in bold text.
The first page inside this book shows a little farmyard picture and has a space at the bottom of it for your child to write their name which is a nice idea. The pictures throughout this book are of a farmyard nature so on one page there is a picture of a pig and piglets wallowing in mud. Only a few of the pictures on this page are coloured in in bright colours, the rest are just outlines so your baby can colour it in themselves. Another example of a picture is a hen with lots of chicks walking around in some straw with eggs laying around. Again only some of the pictures are coloured in.
At the bottom of each page is some big, bold text telling a story about what the animals on the page are doing for example "Meet the farmer's dog and her puppies". There is nothing complicated about this story it's very basic and it doesn't flow from one page to the next as such but it doesn't need to, it just helps to add to teh picture which your child is colouring in and again makes it different to the other colouring books I have seen.
The middle page is a big double spread of large bold stickers of various farmyard things such as animals, flowers, tractors etc. These vary in size but are all quite large and so easy for your little ones to get hold of.
What I like about this book is that it isn't just a colouring book, it has stickers, it has partly coloured pictures and it also has a little bit of a story going through each page too. This makes the book far more interesting and appealing, I know if I was wanting to be colouring in pictures then this book would stand out more to me than an ordinary one.
The book is slightly smaller than A4 so it is a good managable size for small people to use, your child should be able to reach the entire page without having to lean forward or move the book around. The page quality is also very good and the paper is quite thick too making it a good surface for your crayons to go on.
Whenever Hope uses this crayoning book she is happy for a good while. Although she doesn't keep her scribbles within the lines she is aware of what she is meant to be colouring in and doesn't try to scribble over the pictures that are already coloured so I think that having partly coloured pages has actually taught her this.
Hope is able to turn the pages for herself and is beginning to name the pictures on the pages such as 'moo moo' and 'baa baa'. I'm hoping to also teach her colours too whilst she is interacting with this book.
The stickers have all been used now and stuck on random surfaces in our house! She enjoyed playing with the stickers the most i do believe! They can be put onto pages throughout the book which could also be an educational aspect of this by trying to find the page which would be most relevant to the specific stickers.
The book is very good quality and the farmyard theme is very nice and age appropriate. I like how it is not gender specific so you can buy this whether you have a girl or a boy and they will both get lots of joy from it.
The recommended age for this is 12 months plus which I think is about right and you can buy it online at Amazon or in toy shops in their craft departments. I really recommend it as it's different, fun and educational. It definitely keeps Hope entertained for a while that's for sure!
Summary: cute creative fun
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