“Are we there yet?” I know you too can here the whine from the back seat of the car or right beside you on the plane. Sometimes as a parent I lack a fun tool for my kids that doesn’t involve plugging them in. I want to say no to movies, or TV, or video games – but then what? Jamison, my 4YO, is too young to really sit and read a book. Eye Q Picture Puzzler solves my problem.
The Eye Q Picture Puzzler book is eye spy meets picture puzzles. Jamison loves to play eye spy, but it’s hard to play in the car and airplane for too long. He enjoys reading Can You See What I See? books and I Spy books, but those can put a crick in my neck always looking around to read phrases and be sure he found the right thing. The Eye Q Picture Puzzler book is a step above as it provide questions which involve not only locating a target, but involve an activity around them: find 5 sets of twins, locate each treat with sprinkles, are there more orange or red berries. Brilliantly, though, anybody can improvise a new question for a fresh activity. The Eye Q Picture Puzzler book comes with a dry erase pen for marking answers; and as is characteristic of dry erase pens, it can be easily wiped from any page when an activity is complete.
I also love that Eye Q Picture Puzzler can help keep you young child current in simple math over the summertime break with collages that involve children in finding, counting, sorting, and comparing. This book is designed for children over 4YO, and during market research Eye Q Picture Puzzler tested successfully with children in grades K-2. Jamison loves this book and this is on my “Take With” list for traveling. In fact later this summer we have a trip to Europe planned, and I know this will be a life saver on our 2 flights totally about 14 hours in travel time. Jamison won’t get bored either as each page is a new scene – candy, dinosaurs, bugs, dogs, shoes, balloons, the beach. There are 24 unique pages to hunt through.
Eye Q Picture Puzzler is available for purchase for $11.99 from Downtown Bookworks Inc. and is actually on Amazon for $10.19 and if you’re not an Amazon Prime member you can get free shipping on an order of $25 or more.
You can find Downtown Bookworks on their website and on Facebook]. Mom Start has also reviewed The Do It Myself Kids’ Cookbook put out by Downtown Bookworks, Inc. Both are great summertime boredom busters. (My last Thursday Treat post was from The Do It Myself Kids’ Cookbook; Jamison and I made a modified Strawberry Tall Cake.)
Disclosure – A product was provided to me free of charge by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the writing of this review; however, opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation
Summer is very active in our Local MOMS Club chapter, she is the mother of two adorable active boys, and is always thinking of ways to help others. She is a friend, a wife, and always busy as all mommies are. She is very active on Facebook, addicted to Geocaching and very interested in organic and green living while cooking up a storm.