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How to keep your child busy on New Year's holidays: what to read and what to play
How to keep your child busy on New Year's holidays: what to read and what to play
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To make the time spent at home with your family fun and intense, we have prepared a selection of exciting games and books.

How to keep your child busy on New Year's holidays: what to read and what to play
How to keep your child busy on New Year's holidays: what to read and what to play

Family games

Winter evenings are made for board games. It is snowing and cold outside the window, but the house is warm, cozy and smells like baked goods. Free the big table from all unnecessary things - it's time to play!

"Winter has come!", Sasha Cru

what to play with your child
what to play with your child

Inside - a cube, an hourglass, chips, a playing field, a description of the rules, cards with tasks and … a lot, a lot of winter beauty! The rules of the game are simple: you throw a dice, "enter" one of the houses and draw a card with tasks (explain a word using a picture or pantomime, repeat what is written on the card, and so on - there are six types of tasks in total).

"A Thousand and One Stories", a series of educational games by Erickson

what to play with your child
what to play with your child

A beautiful family board game based on storytelling. Develops language and narrative skills, imagination and creativity. Create the most bizarre stories, for example, you can send pirates to the moon for pizza. By fantasizing and inventing non-existent events, children will learn to compose stories (this skill will come in handy at school, and indeed in life in general), and adults will pump their imaginations and find out who is the most creative in the family.

"Don't Yawn!", A series of educational games by Erickson

what to play with your child
what to play with your child

Reaction speed and attentiveness are skills that can be pumped up great during the holidays. To help - a fun and daring game "Don't yawn!". Depending on the content of the card, you need to slap the table several times, in front of you or over your head. The one who does it the fastest will receive emeralds. Whoever has more jewels wins.

The Big Book of Fairy Games by Anna Lang

what to play with your child
what to play with your child

A game book for lovers of cartoons and fairy tales. Inside - as many as eight options for games! The rules can be easily learned by both adults and children. All that remains is to collect the cube (it is included) and choose the characters you will play for. Among the heroes are Mowgli, Alice, Peter Pan, Aladdin and others. Choose anyone and make a move on the colorful spreads of the book!

Reading books

A good book will add to your vacation experience, even if you are at home.

Pirates of the Ice Sea by Frida Nilsson

what to play with your child
what to play with your child

This is a work of fiction where deep meaning is intertwined with poetic language and rich plot. The author is the famous writer Frida Nilsson. You can't get away from the plot of "Pirates": the girl Siri goes in search of her sister, who was kidnapped by the pirates. The book raises important questions: about courage, overcoming oneself, friendship, family values.

Wild Robot by Peter Brown

what to play with your child
what to play with your child

Another deep fiction book from the world famous author Peter Brown. Bestseller by The New York Times, Book of the Year by Amazon - a long list of top lists can be read for a long time. The plot of the book is unusual: a robot named Rose finds himself on an uninhabited island, and sea otters accidentally press the "turn on" button. Gradually, the robot learns to live among the inhabitants of the island. Roz even becomes a mother … A very touching and non-standard story!

365 Penguins, Jean-Luc Fromantal, Joel Jolivet and Asya Petrova

what to play with your child
what to play with your child

Imagine that you receive a package, and there is a penguin. The most real. Then another package arrives. There is also a penguin! Believe it or not, the next 363 packages will also contain penguins. A funny plot is conveyed using rhymed text. This is a funny and useful book that raises several topics at once: tolerance, love for loved ones, resourcefulness, the importance of mathematics in everyday life, and even the value of ecology.

“Jean-Michel is a superhero. Santa Claus in despair ", Magali le Hush

what to play with your child
what to play with your child

At the center of events is Santa Claus himself! A fearless reindeer rushes to help grandpa pack gifts so as not to disrupt the New Year for the kids. The book contains funny and very cute illustrations - ideal for those who want to support the faith in Santa Claus in children.

Hildafolk Series, Luke Pearson

what to play with your child
what to play with your child

The Scandinavian world is full of mystery and charm, which is probably why children all over the world love it so much. The series of books about the girl Hilda has thousands of fans in different countries. From the first page, the reader is immersed in the magical life of giants, trolls, sea spirits, elves … Every day, Hilda fearlessly explores a world full of truly Scandinavian magic. But after meeting the stone troll, events take a completely unexpected turn. You can study Scandinavia with Hilda for a long time, because there are five books in the series.

Cherry Diaries Series, Joris Chamblin and Aurelie Neire

what to play with your child
what to play with your child

The series will appeal to all dreamers, as well as those who love intricate stories. If you are not familiar with the heroine, let me introduce her: Cherry is a ten-year-old girl who dreams of becoming a writer. She loves to sketch events, write down her thoughts and observe. In every book, she conducts an investigation like a real detective. The resulting stories are exciting and highly creative.

Game books

Books can not only be read, they can be played! See for yourself.

"Hide and Seek in the Ocean" and "Where is My Mom?" By Laura Baker and Nadia Taylor

what to play with your child
what to play with your child

Books with tactile elements to help your baby develop fine motor skills, attentiveness and speech. The plots are simple and close to small children. "Hide and Seek in the Ocean" tells the story of a turtle playing hide and seek with friends - other inhabitants of the ocean. Invite your baby to find everyone together. "Where is my mom?" will introduce the baby to the forest dwellers, and in order to play and learn more interesting, the baby will have to help the squirrel find its mother.

“What's Inside Me?” By Aina Bestard

what to play with your child
what to play with your child

The book comes with a full-length double-sided poster with a boy and a girl, as well as three "magic" magnifiers. Looking through multi-colored glass, the child will see what is hidden under the human skin. The book is designed for children from four years old, so there are no unnecessary details in it, all descriptions and illustrations are made as correctly as possible.

"Neighbors", Katerina Gorelik

what to play with your child
what to play with your child

This book is a fun, bustling house with many wonderful neighbors. Cocks and bats, foxes and rabbits, penguins and bears, moles and even dragons. Do they live well next to them? Let's check! The sheets are "cut" so that you can add to each other, for example, singing kittens and formidable mice, plump bunnies and gourmet foxes, fire-breathing dragons and fire moles. Over 200 scenario options! You can hooligan and laugh for a long time.

The Adventures of the Space Hamster, Joachim Hecker and Sabine Krantz

what to play with your child
what to play with your child

This book is a collection of scientific experiments for children. The reader will have to not only help in repairing the spaceship, but also get acquainted with aliens! And also turn a ball into a shower, a vacuum cleaner into a cannon … and carry out many other exciting experiments.

Isle of Mysteries, Helen and Ian Friel

what to play with your child
what to play with your child

Each book is a small journey, sometimes quite dangerous. The young reader will have to save the island together with its inhabitants: the anteater Margot, the gorilla Granville, the ostrich Edward and other talking animals. The only clue is a notebook with notes, notes and newspaper clippings. All pages are jumbled and full of riddles and puzzles, but the notebook is the only key to saving the island.

Detective Pierre Solves the Case by Hiro Kamigaki

what to play with your child
what to play with your child

Caution: you can get lost in the book, because under the cover there are 15 dizzying labyrinths. You definitely haven't seen anyone like that! The spreads of this wimmelbuch A large format book with pictures but no words to be viewed. are masterpieces of detailed illustration. You have to search for the right path among hundreds of objects. You can look at the book for hours, and also play attentiveness: to think of any object for the child so that he tries to find it.

Something for parents

"Winter Holidays", Rafael Kollovino

what to play with your child
what to play with your child

With this book, the holidays will become creative for parents as well. Under the festive cover there are a lot of craft ideas, recipes and other amenities. Some tasks can be done together with children - this will make it even more fun.

Let 2019 start with a good book for you! Happy New Year!

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