Saturday, December 9, 2017
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Happy snow day, everyone! We're supposed to be getting 4-8" here in Connecticut and this mama is so excited. I love the snow! As long as I don't have to drive in. Or go out in it. At all.  Even to get the mail. I mean, that's what husbands are for, right? To bring the kids out in the snow while mama enjoys a nice coffee, peeking out the window to make sure her husband hasn't added a motor to the sled? Just me?

All kidding aside, you can only play outside in the snow for so long before everyone is wet and over it. We love to head inside, warm up with some hot chocolate and read some books. Now I know this sounds a little nuts - I mean, kids sitting still!? That's unheard of! - but our boys actually really love books. It's one of the rare things they actually sit down and hang out for.

We were recently sent a few books from Nat Geo and the boys fell in love with their Hey, Baby!: A Collection of Pictures, Poems, and Stories from Nature's Nursery.

If your children are all about animals, Hey, Baby!: A Collection of Pictures, Poems, and Stories from Nature's Nursery is right up their alley! 

Hey, Baby! ($12.50) contains 185 pages of the sweetest, full-size images of baby animals, with poems, folklore, stories and more on each page. My sons love going through each page and learning about each animal's home, what they eat, information on other cultures - and what sound each animal makes. Sounds are not included in the book but sometimes you have to roll with the punches and come up with a sound that a hippo makes to make your boys happy. In case you were wondering, hippos make a loud wheezing noise. Thanks, Google!

National Geographics was also kind of enough to send us one of their books from their Pre-Reader selection. While my oldest can't read yet, the Let's Play! Collection ($4) has four short stories and is great as a bedtime read as the sentences are a bit shorter (and we all know this will be book one out of 23 to read before bed). Again, each page has a bright, fun photo on it with a short sentence that is perfect for those just learning how to read.

Overall, my children loved both of these books! Both have bright photographs on each page and are filled with fun information on animals. What more could I ask for?!

* National Geographic Books are available wherever books are sold, including national book chains, online retailers, independent bookstores, discount wholesale clubs, toy stores, specialty retailers, and more.