One of the best ways to get your child’s mind working is by getting them to read. Studies have proven that reading inspire plenty of benefits in young kids including:
- Improved academic performance.
- The chance to work their imagination and creativity.
- Stronger focus and concentration.
- A better understanding of the world and the people around them.
We at baba baa understand the importance of reading and all the good it does for babies and toddlers, which is why we’ve worked so hard to craft our line of picture books with sound effects in a way that makes reading one of the most enjoyable things they can do.
Over the years, we’ve seen our customers use our picture books/ sound books in pretty incredible ways to make learning more engaging for their kids, and we thought that it would be great if we could share some ways you can use our books to the fullest during your little ones’ reading time.
1. Develop early grammar and math mastery.
When coming up with ideas for our books, the single largest goal we have in mind is for every young reader to end up a little bit smarter than before. As such, our books are written and designed in a way that promotes learning through repetition without young readers getting bored.
You can use this to your advantage by turning books such from the “Press and Learn” series into everyday practice material when it comes to learning about numbers, grammar, and vocabulary.
Plus, if you’re not sure about how to explain grammatical terms to your kids (or want to refresh your own memory), we’ve included easy-to-understand instructions at the beginning of each book that will help you plan lessons with your kids and make it easy for you to play the role of teacher in their early learning journey.
Plus, with the included trilingual sound module and colourful artwork, your child will never get bored of learning about numbers and words every day.
Tips for use: Decide on a learning objective before each session and set manageable goals for your child to achieve. For example, learning the numbers 1 to 10, or being able to identify animals based on their illustrations or photos.
2. Make a game out of it.
Another way you can make the best of baba baa sound books is by using them as tools in fun games and activities (children learn best when they’re having fun, after all).
You can do this is by creating memory games using the words, songs, or illustrations inside the book, or by doing “I Spy” games that ask them to pinpoint the word or picture you’re describing on the page.
For example, you can ask your children about certain details featured in the stories and ask them pop-quiz style questions (such as “what was the name of prince who asked to marry Bawang Putih?*”) in which they can score points that go towards getting special rewards.
To help you out, we’ve even included some fun activity questions at the end of our story books that you can use to get the ball rolling.
*Answer: Prince Agus.
3. Karaoke sessions.
For our sing-and-record sound books, we’ve found that many parents thoroughly enjoy using them as a starter for karaoke sessions with their little ones.
Titles such as “Rasa Sayang” and “Tepuk Amai-Amai” come with sound modules that allow users to sing along to the songs inside the books, and also record themselves with the option to play it all back again for a fun time of
You can even take it all one step further by splitting the songs up into duets, or by harmonizing certain sections of the songs if you know how.
4. Use the illustrations as art practice.
We’ve made sure that all our books don’t only come with well-planned content, but that they look great, too.
Flip open any book from the baba baa collection and you’ll find that there’s plenty of beautiful child-friendly drawings and paintings in vivid colour that will make reading time just that little bit more engaging.
One idea for a fun activity is to use the artwork inside the books as references for your children’s art projects. You’ll find that many of the illustrations inside the book are simple in nature and easy to copy, and you can definitely designate any number of them to be used as starting points to get your little ones in the mood to draw, colour, or paint.
Check out our collection today!
Now that you’ve discovered some clever ways to use our books during your children’s activity time, hop on over to our store to explore our titles, whether it be a song book or a trilingual language learning book!
Also, if you have any other ingenious ways of using our books, we want to know about it! Tag us in your Instagram posts or stories using the hashtag @bababaa.my and let us know of your special tips and tricks when it comes to making the most of our books.