Thursday, 3 March 2016

Miles Kelly "My Book of..." Review and Giveaway

Lily is now 15 months old and is just getting to that age where words start to become a important part in her learning and everyday life.

A month ago Lily was sent some books from Miles Kelly for her to read that would help her with her learning of words and other things. These were :-

My Book of Words
My Book of Animals

My Book of Letters
My Book of Numbers



We were really happy to receive these books from Miles Kelly as one thing we have started working on is our words. The Animal book is great also to help Lily start to know her animals. Lily may not be quite ready to learn her numbers and letters but its never to early in my opinion to be looking at them and these books are great for that. The next few years for Lily is going to be where she starts to improve on these subjects and so I can see us using these books for a decent amount of time. 

As you can see from the front covers, they are beautifully illustrated and really colourful which drew Lily to take interest in the books and want to look inside. These books are such good quality and the titles and pictures on the front cover even have sparkles on. 

So lets start by looking at the book we have so far used the most. 
My Book of Words.



The book shows lots of different scenes or subjects where there would be lots of different things to see. For example a Park, a Garden, the Beach. Or subjects like In the Family, Things that Go and Clothes. With each scene or subject there are words for the things you can see. For example Swing, Ball, Bucket. Daddy, Car, Socks. These things are all every day things that children will recognise and be around on a daily basis. 

Lily loves to point at the different objects and ask what they are, she usually does this numerous times with each object and so the word gets repeated over and over again and the repetition is what will help her learn. Lily will choose objects she is has seen a lot before as she is eager to learn what they are. She really likes the Ball, Car, Cat and Teddy. As Lily gets older there are questions at the bottom of each page that I can ask for her to answer. 

At the back of the book there is a section with pictures and the challenge is to go back through the book and find these items. If I open the page to where the teddy is as ask her where the teddy is she will point to it showing she is learning.



The next book is My Book of Animals.

I think Lily will do really well with this book as she has already started learning them and knows a Fish and a Cat when she see's one.

The Book is set out with different types of animals on each page. For example for on the seashore you have images of things like a Crab, a Gull, and a Lobster. In the desert you have a Camel, a Lizard and a Scorpion. For Pets you have pictures of a Fish, a Cat, a Rabbit. 


There are also little bits of information about the animals you can see to and just like the last book it has questions at the bottom of each page that can be for older children to answer. The book has the same challenge as the word book at the back with being asked to find the objects throughout the book.



The next book is My book of Letters. 

The book is set out so nicely with the letter big and colourful in the corner and images of lots of different things that start with that letter around the page. Though Lily is to young to start to learn letters this is great for her to learn new words and eventually learn that that word starts with the letter that she can see in the corner. 


At the bottom of the pages it has the whole alphabet and the letters you are looking at are coloured in so you can see where they are placed in the alphabet. Again at the end of the book you can look back and search for the objects it is asking for. 

The last book is My book of Numbers.

The book shows different scenes for example a Farm, a Pond, a Bedroom. In the corner of the scene it will say a number and a object. For example 1 Comfy Bed, 13 splashing fish. Then at the bottom of the pages there are objects to find in the scene for example 1 Clock, 5 Lily Pads, 3 Cows. Although Lily isn't quite ready to start learning her numbers, its a great book to be able to point to the pictures together and count them as we do. 


Just like the other books at the end you look back through the book and find the objects. 

I am really impressed with how much these books have to offer to encourage your children to enjoy learning. At £5.99 each they are definitely money well spent when it comes to helping your child's education and at the same time making it fun. 

We give the books a Thumbs up to 

 - How good the quality of the books are.
 - How much there is to do inside the books.
 - How fun the books are.
 - How they help us learn.
 - How reasonably priced they are. 

If you would love to buy these books or see what other books Miles Kelly has you can head to their website here.

Do you love these books as much as I do? Great! 
Miles Kelly would love to give you a chance to win your very own set of all 4 books and has asked me to run a giveaway. 

Enter below on gleam for a chance to win. 



Win 4 Miles Kelly Learning Books

124 comments:

  1. Wow. These books look great. It's nice thet can be for younger and older children. My daughter I 4 and she is an animal lover and loves learning about them. I have Miles Kelly books that my daughter loves. Count us in. Fingers crossed

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  2. I love the Animal book - because little ones are always fascinated by animals!

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  3. I love the look of the animals book! My little boy is only 10 months and he gets so excited when he sees animals!

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  4. My book of animals - my son loves animals and learning their names

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  5. It would be the words one - helping them to identify key letters and words from a young age will definitely help them with spellings as they get bigger :) x

    Emma Garratt

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  6. My book of numbers. Not pnly does it help with counting it also helps with recognition and spelling.

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  7. My Book of Animals because Noah absolutely adores his animals!

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  8. The Animal book would be our favourite as my little girl is obsessed with any animals at the moment lol! x

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  9. I've love to win My Book of Animals for Eli. He loves animals and making the sounds when I point them out

    Cat Culmer

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  10. I love the Animals book the most - my daughter is crazy about them.

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  11. They are all fab. The little ones in my family are addicted to books

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  12. I like the animals one, because babies are fascinated by animals and I think my niece would love it.

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  13. I think My Book of Words would be a favourite!

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  14. The Animal book is fabulous!! Love it.

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  15. MY BOOK OF WORDS LOOKS VERY EDUCATIONAL

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  16. It would have to be the animal one. There seems to be a real lack of animal books on the market. It's always the same standard animals and that's a real shame.
    Although teaching my kids how to say budgerigar could be an interesting one!

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  17. It would have to be the animal one. There seems to be a real lack of animal books on the market. It's always the same standard animals and that's a real shame.
    Although teaching my kids how to say budgerigar could be an interesting one!

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  18. The animal one, kids love smiley animals

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  19. The book of letters as we are teaching my little boy the alphabet at the moment.

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  20. the animal one because my kids love animals!

    AShleigh

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  21. They all look lovely, but love the animal one

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  22. My book of numbers as great for learning numbers whilst looking at the wonderful pictures

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  23. My book of numbers as great for learning numbers whilst looking at the wonderful pictures

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  24. The numbers book, my son just loves numbers :)

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  25. Love the animals book as my nephew Loves all things animals and this would encourage him to learn their names

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  26. My book of animals because my 6 month old & my 5 year old both love animals :)

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  27. My Book of Animals - my son would love this!

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  28. The animals book seems to have a nice range included.

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  29. My Book of Animals, my granddaughter is animal crazy and would love this

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  30. would love the animal book for my daughter she loves animals

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  31. I would love the book of letters!

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  32. I love the animal book I think it is important to teach respect for animals at a young age

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  33. Animals, were very into animals in our house Dxx

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  34. The animal book, my son loves pointing out different animals so this would be perfect for him

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  35. The Animal Book - he loves to see animals

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  36. We love animals in my house

    Kay Panayi

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  37. The animals book looks great - I love the illustration.

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  38. My Book of Animals as we love animals

    Lynsey Buchanan

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  39. My Book of Words as my son ins just learning to read so this would be fab

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  40. My little granddaughter is too small to be learning letter and numbers yet, but she loves all types of animals, so I think the animals book would be great for her.

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  41. The animal book looks very interesting

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  42. I like the look of My Book of Words. It looks better than other word books I have seen as there are a lot of words per page :) x

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  43. They all look equally brilliant. We're beginning to recognise letters here so that would be very useful.

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  44. My book of animals. My daughter got animal play set off Santa and now.loves making all the animal noises

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  45. My Book of Animals because our grandson loves em

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  46. my book of animals as my wee man is mad about animals esp tigers x

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  47. I like the book about animals best as my grandchildren love to learn about animals!

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  48. I like the my First Animals one as is important to teach kids about animals

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  49. Really like My Book of Animals, teaches children to respect them.

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  50. I like the look of the animals one, it looks great!

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  51. My Book of Animals because they love animals.


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  52. my book of words sounds interesting

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  53. The book of animals my granddaughter adores animals but saying that all the books look good.

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  54. the book of numbers, purely as your review pic of it looks fab for my lillie pops

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  55. The book of numbers as that is the first thing i teach my kids along with colours (Kim Styles)

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  56. The book of letters, perfect for helping my youngest learn the alphabet & his words for starting school

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  57. The animal books my nephew loves animals

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  58. The animal book as my little one loves animals

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  59. Pirate Cruncher
    When the dragons came
    Where's Spot
    Hungry Caterpillar

    I like these books because my children love them

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  60. Book of animals as my little girl loves books with any animal on it

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  61. The book of words, I think it's really important to learn words and associate them with objects. Fab books!

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  62. my book of animals, Harry has turned into a huge animal love after visiting the zoo so he would love this one

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  63. The animals book because my daughter loves animals

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  64. words-my lil boy have special needs he can now count to 20 and know alot of his letters but hes still learning words :)

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  65. My book of animals . my grandaughter loves animals

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  66. animals my little man loves them :D x

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  67. I love the look of the animals book! all three of my boys love animals!!

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  68. Wow, what lovely illustrations and a great review. I love the numbers one, my son and daughter are both fascinated by numbers and I would like to encourage them as much as possible as maths is such a vital skill.

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  69. We love the look of the animals book, both myself and my 3 year old son are big animal lovers and the book looks very well illustrated and colourful.

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  70. I love the Animal book - animals are always great to learn about!

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  71. the numbers book! they all look fab but my two year old gets so excited about shouting numbers! 10 is his favourite.

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  72. The animals book, my little niece would love it!

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  73. The animal book, think my nephew would like that

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  74. I like the Animals book best as my little one loves them :)

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  75. The animals book as it looks like it has unusual animals that you don't usually find in children's books

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  76. They're all lovely, but we are animal mad in this house, so it has to be that one!

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  77. the animal one, because im a vet nurse and my baby daughter already loves animals

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  78. The animal one for us - but they are all great.

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  79. The Animal one is our favourite

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  80. The animal one as I think the children would enjoy looking at them

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  81. The animal book my kids would love that one

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  82. My Book of Animals - like the tiger on the front @TheChrissyComps

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  83. My book of numbers as great for learning numbers. They all look good

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  84. My book of numbers as it has clear pictures and lots of bright familiar pictures to help little one learn

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  85. My son would love the book of animals.

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  86. My grandson would love me to win the book of numbers x

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  87. Be great for my 3 year old Twins

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  88. Al the books would be enjoyed and learned from here but I think to start off with it would be the Words book our eldest would benefit the most as he's neon there with his reading ❤️

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  89. The book of numbers would be great to help with counting

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  90. My book of animals as my daughter likes animals.

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  91. It has to be the animal book, my 2 yr old loves making animal noises much to the delight of complete strangers who get barked and miaowed at

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  92. Letters would be perfect for our 3 yr old who starts preschool after the Easter hols.

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  93. My book of animals my niece loves animals x

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  94. My book of animals my niece loves animals x

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  95. my book of animals, it's great how you can capture a childs imagination with talk about animals

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  96. The book of animals - colourful and informative. Great for keeping the little ones interested!

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  97. The book of animals as my grandsons are animal mad x

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  98. The book of animals as my daughter loves them and making the noises each one makes

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  99. The book of animals as my daughter loves them and making the noises each one makes

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  100. We love animals so our favourite is the My Book of Animals :)

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  101. Definitely the animals, my daughter loves to make the animal noise when she sees them in a book

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  102. The animals, I think that's the one my daughter would enjoy the most :)

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  103. My book of words - Because my four year old is learning to read. So it would be great to get her enjoying reading the book. But equally whilst she is reading the words my nearly 2yr old can pick up on saying the words. So it would help them both. Can help but think of longevity of something.

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  104. I love them all; but love the brightness of the counting one..

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  105. animals...my little girl loves them

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  106. I love the words book as it's something that could easily be translated to real life situations
    AliceMegan

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  107. My book of Animals for my little one

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  108. My book of Animals for my little one

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  109. These books look great. Very educational for young children.

    Rachel Craig

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