I'm super excited to introduce you to the ultimate quiet book for all Ancient Greece admirers. This soft book contains fun, rich activities as well as pieces and boards for classic games like ti-tac-toe, tangram etc. Your kids can practice skills like matching, sorting, imaginative play, while they are actually learning a cool story.
Ancient Greece was packed full of daring, clever and ruthless men & women. In this busy book we are going to learn about Alcestis or Alceste, a princess in Greek mythology.
Alcestis was the fairest among the daughters of Pelias, king of Iolcus.
According to the story, many suitors appeared before King Pelias, when Alcestis came of age to marry. It was declared she would marry the first man to yoke a lion and a boar to a chariot. With God Apollo's help, Admetus completed the challenge and was allowed to marry Alcestis. You can find more on wikipedia.
This cloth book is princess-themed, and just so detailed and adorable. The front cover has the Parthenon, a former temple on the Athenian Acropolis, Greece, dedicated to the goddess Athena.
As the pages go on, children are able to play on puzzles and other games inspired by some of the ancient Greek gods and goddesses.
They learn to count the numbers as ancient Greeks did using the Abacus, or compare and match geometric shapes.
Kids can also practice numbers on a clock and learn to tell the time of a solar clock. In addition they can change the seasons through a tree or the clouds, and the sun.
Motor skills come next! Isn't it funny?
Children learn to assemble and disassemble a rainbow, clouds and flowers, identify colors, shapes and sizes.
Blossom colors match the color of the buttons for a color matching game.
The attitude towards nature is of major importance. Kids can learn about some of the Ancient Greek natural products such as olive oil, orange juice, wool and royal jelly.
They play dress up with an Ancient Greek princess and practice some of her favorite hobbies, like knitting or waving.
The adventure concludes at the back cover, on which is depicted the chariot from the origin story of Alcestis.
This quiet book is a good sensory toy for the kids, helping to develop the fine motor and cognitive skills, form and color identification, behavior and mental logic, as well as their imagination, and to improve their creativity.
Be well and shine on,