I don’t think I’ll have enough positive things to say about BabyLit Books. What originally started as just a query for the Gift Guide, has turned into one of the best experiences I’ve had as a blogger. In case you missed it, we’ve already talked about the Frankenstein Build and Play App.
I might have mentioned that this was part of their Halloween Package that we got.
How cute is all of that? We got a Dracula tote, Dracula themed buttons, and two BabyLit books that are perfect for a fun and friendly Halloween!
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First, let’s talk about those books! BabyLit takes classic literature and puts into a child friendly form, often adding concepts (counting, colors, etc.) for a bit of edutainment value. As a lover of classic literature, I fell in love with BabyLit pretty much at first sight.
We started with this one because, I’ll admit, I’m a bit of a vampire junkie. I wouldn’t exactly call it a guilty pleasure, but vampire books and movies have always been a favorite of mine. Dracula, by Bram Stoker, remains as one of my favorite books and I’m also quite a fan of Anne Rice. So, to see Dracula from BabyLit was a real treat this Halloween!
Squeaker enjoyed the illustrations, I enjoyed that she’s learning numbers. Plus, it’s a fun way for me to continue her introduction to the world of books.
To go along with the app, we also enjoyed looking at Frankenstein: An Anatomy Primer. This is one piece of classic literature that I do enjoy reading around this time of the year. And I’ve enjoyed the inclusion of Frankenstein in several movies. Mostly Van Helsing and Young Frankenstein. That being said, I was really curious about this book- especially since we’ve been having so much fun with the app.
What I enjoyed most about this book is that it’s edutainment at it’s finest. Combining friendly illustrations with educational concepts (in this case, anatomy), we’re able to make this both a fun read and an educational read. Granted, Squeaker doesn’t quite understand the educational part yet, but I know that I can bring out this book when she’s older and make it part of our routine.
With what we’ve seen, so far, from BabyLit- we’ve been nothing short of impressed. I look forward to using these books for years to come with Squeaker, both for fun and education. I know that with this books in our collection, we’ll have a fun and friendly Halloween from here on out.