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You Choose! - Pippa Goodhart
Member Name: firasha
You Choose! - Pippa Goodhart
Advantages: Helps with conversation and communication, lots to look at
This book is based on a really simple idea but it works so well. Every page has so many pictures for the child to look at and discuss and choose. I read it with my 2 and 3 year old boys and it was great for both of them. My 3 year old is very talkative so it lead to a lot of discussion with him, he really enjoyed choosing all the things he likes and asking questions about different things on each page, it kept him busy for quite a while and I enjoyed looking at it with him as it provoked some different topics of conversation than what we might have ordinarily come up with, without the book.
My second son (2 years old) has delayed speech as is pretty much non verbal but I found this book quite good to help initiate some limited conversation by asking questions, then he can point, then I respond to that etc. As he can't really speak at all, a book like this which helps me to have a two way interaction with him, and learn what he may be thinking, is something I really appreciate. For example there are pages of different people to chose who you would like to be your friend, different houses, different foods, and so many more. He absolutely loves vehicles and transport (like many boys of this age) so was very interested in the vehicles page but both of them were quite entranced in all of the pages even on topics that don't normally interest them so much such as clothes. My 3 year old found it hilarious that the character on the corner of the clothes page seems to be running off naked so he wanted to chose different outfits for him, as he needs to get dressed.
Both of them really enjoyed it and I was really impressed with it myself. We got it as a part of a Bookstart pack from the library, but if I had seen this in a shop I would happily have bought it. After we first got it, I was really impressed so I straight away went to see if there was anything else similar on Amazon, to get something more like this but unfortunately I could not really find anything else so it seems that this is quite a unique book. I would definitely recommend it.
(I have reviewed this on Amazon on the name M. Marikar but edited my review here to add more)
Summary: Good for both talkative children and those with delayed speech, benefits them a lot!
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