We can thoroughly recommend Entertaining children with i-SPY guides and they are something my son has enjoyed since I first introduced him to the range of books a couple of years ago. We’ve got quite a collection of the guides and have just added four more with the newly published i-SPY Butterflies and moths, i-SPY Garden Birds, i-SPY At the shops and I-SPY In the City.
Entertaining children with i-SPY guides is so easy and cheap too, as the books only cost £2.99 each. They’re also the perfect size to fit in coat pockets and bags on days out.
If you’ve not come across these books before then basically the books are full of items for children to find. Each item has a points value, and you tick the items you find on your adventures. Once you’ve reached 1000 points you can even apply for a special i-Spy certificate too!
We’ve been making good use of the new In the City i-SPY guide so far over the Easter holidays with trips to London and Oxford.
This guide has sections where children are looking for objects on the footpath, in the road, looking for different people at work, things that keep the streets clean, adverts and architecture. They can also spot city animals and different places to visit. That will certainly keep my son entertained and he’s been swatting up on what he needs to look out for to get the most points.
We’ve already been making use of the i-SPY Garden Birds guide which is helping my son earn his Animal Carer badge with Cubs. He needs to keep a record of the birds that visit our garden and the guide has given him a really good visual aid, plus he’s been adding up his points as he goes along.
I normally do the shopping when my son is at school but I think I might keep him entertained around the supermarket with the i-SPY At the Shops book. He can look out for dairy items, fruit and veg, packets and jars as well as items from the bakery to name a few.
One guide I know will get well used as the weather improves in the months ahead is the i-SPY Butterflies and Moths book. With a bug hunter Gramps to help him when we visit Portugal in May, I just know there will be two heads over this book as they look for caterpillars as well as butterflies and moths. We’ll also be on the hunt at home I’m sure.
You can see what I mean can’t you, entertaining children with i-SPY guides is fun, educational and enthralling. So much so that we might have bought the i-SPY Zoo guide too for our next adventure.
I’ve included the Amazon Affiliate links below for the guides featured, and they are also available from all good book stores. We love them, and I’m sure your children will too.
disclosure: we were sent the items mentioned in exchange for an honest review
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