A Very Purple Pepper: Colors to Know so You Can Grow by Peggy Sissel-Phelan (ARV $5.99): Every child needs to learn the basics - colors, numbers, letters, shapes. Why not add nutrition education to the lesson by teaching colors using the wonderful world of vegetables. With this easy-to-read picture book children will not only develop color sense, but also learn basic info about why vegetables are important in their diet, how the color of vegetables can help them, and why eating a variety of vegetables is important. The book highlights 47 different vegetables by color and name, with a total of 54 vegetables being pictured. Can you find them all?
Little Music Man loved identifying all the different colors as well as the vegetables he knew. He also learned about new vegetables that he’s never seen or eaten before, such as purple pole beans, brown yucca, and green okra. The photos in this book are so sharp and vivid. There was one close-up photo of a girl eating corn on the cob, and Little Music Man kept putting that page up to his face, pretending to eat the corn too!
A Visit to the Farmers’ Market by Peggy Sissel-Phelan (ARV $5.99): This easy-to-read picture book about the benefits of shopping at the Farmers’ Market stresses the importance of variety, color, and freshness of foods. With so much to see and taste, “A Visit to the Farmer’s Market” is healthy and fun for all ages!
We took Little Music Man to the Farmers’ Market a couple times before, but the ones we’ve been to definitely didn’t have the abundance of brightly colored fruits and vegetables that were depicted in this book. In this book Little Music Man once again had fun identifying colors and the foods he knew, or thought he knew—he kept saying the yellow squash were “badadas” (bananas). The next time we go to a farmers market I’m sure Little Music Man will have a lot more fun thanks to this book!
We were also fortunate to receive the Vegetables Match Up Card Game (ARV $9.95). There are 20 different vegetables to match up, but right now we only do 10 cards (5 matches) at a time. He has fun trying to match what he can, and he also enjoys pointing out the different letters on each card.
The books and matching card game from Brain Child Press really appealed to Little Music Man—the bright and clear photos of the produce really engaged him and made learning all about vegetables fun!
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Thank you to Brain Child Press for the review products.
Gem is a Hawaii Mom Blogger who posts reviews and giveaways, and blogs about life in Hawaii as a mom of 3 boys, including one with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. She loves to travel, bake, and eat anything with chocolate.