Last year February we got to know about Flip for Joy and wrote a post about them back then, you can read about it here. A year have past and we are still having fun reading the books, especially 贪心的小绵羊; 约瑟·西奥博德 (作者) (Marvin Wanted More! by Joseph Theobald), DinoBoy never fails to be amused with the things Marvin swallowed.
I am still trying to influence DinoBoy to read more Chinese story book and it's taking a slow progress but we are getting there. And I think Flip for Joy heard my rant that "I need MORE Chinese books!" and decided to send us a set of books for DinoBoy. So yupe, you have 2 happy campers in the neighbourhood flipping with joy.
The book that Flip for Joy sent is 新十万个为什么（4册）, so apt! This boy has endless questions to ask me, from why here is the information about the books taken from the web.
A encyclopedia with clear and concise explanations and colourful illustrations, specially designed for ages 7 and above. This comprehensive series of four books brings you fascinating facts and rich knowledge covered by key topics on Earth and the Environment, Science and Technology, Human Body and Medicine, Society and Culture. The main text comes with hanyu pinyin and there are four more complementary sections which (i) provides additional information, (ii) challenges imagination, (iii) encourages active participation and (iv) shares some humour. A perfect series to develop inquisitive minds and a global outlook in older children.
As expected DinoBoy reached for the 科学与技术 Science and Technology book to read. There are some useful additional information around the pages where we can discuss after reading the topic, we like the bizarre thinking section at the bottom of the page, this will definitely catch the child's attention and sparks off their imagination.
This is a "wordy" books and the HanYuPinYin helps with the pronunciation of the words that DinoBoy does not recognize or new words he has not learn such as the word 气馁 discouraged or give up. I have to explain to him certain things that is unfamiliar to him such as 大型天文望远镜 Large Telescope 银河系 Milky Way.
And get this... Parents are suppose to know MORE than our kids right? Well, we were reading the topic about Black Hole and I got stumped... The book wrote "它们的体积接近于零而密度和质量都很大。。。". According to Google translator it means "Their volume is close to zero and the density and quality are large" (I copy and paste from the translation), simple right? Try explaining the meaning of "a volume close to zero" and I get this from DinoBoy "What is zero volume? How is it possible that something can have zero volume?"
"DinoPapa!!!!!!!!!! Where are you!!!!! You take over!!!!"
We only managed to read 2 topics because there were so many things that we can discuss and talk about. And for such a book with so much information inside it is best to tackle a topic either a day or a week so that it is being digested properly. This is great for parents who are home schooling their kids because they can use this as an introduction follow by other materials as reinforcement to it.
I will be looking for some more books from Flip for Joy, its so convenient to pick out the books that I want from their online bookstore and to have them delivered via courier FOC if my order amount is SGD50 and above (for order amount less than SGD50, they offer free local normal postage but you can top up $4 for courier services) to me within a few days. With their Christmas promotion of receiving a $10 Flip for Joy e-gift card with every $100 spent in the month of December (Gift card for one time usage only, valid for 6 months) its more savings for me, perhaps I'll grab a few books for my nieces and nephews.
And to add on to this wonderful Christmas deal, Flip for Joy has graciously sponsor $20 e-cards for our "In Celebrating an Awesome 2014" Giveway Frenzy!
Prize : x2 Flip for Joy $20 e-gift cards. Gift card is for one time usage only and valid for 3 months.
Contest Ends : 16 December 2014 @ 2359hrs
Open : Singapore Only
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