Meanwhile on Earth

De Fontein

Concentration & memory
Language and communication
Environmental awareness

Two children are arguing in the backseat. Their father takes them on a journey through time and space. He invites them to look back at the earth and the conflicts that have occurred since the beginning of time.
Oliver Jeffers connects a brief history of the world with information about our universe; told from a special perspective, but with humor and beautiful illustrations.
This book gives a unique view of life on earth. Jeffers subtly shows that our place in time and space is only relative and that 'making a difference' starts on a small scale.

Reading is good for language development. It increases and enriches the vocabulary, making it easier for the child to express his own thoughts. Reading can contribute to social development. A child can empathize with different characters and learns that one person can think differently about a situation or event than another. Furthermore, reading improves the child's ability to concentrate and can stimulate the imagination.

  • Author: Oliver Jeffers
  • Number of pages: 64
  • Dimensions: 28cm x 24cm
  • Age: 7+ years

Children who are read to have a familiar feeling with books, so there is a good chance that they will later become enthusiastic readers themselves. They will be able to read independently more quickly. They will also be less bored at school, they will be more eager to learn, they will have broader general knowledge and they will develop better.

Binding: hardcover
Edition: 1st
Release date: February 2023

Interactive reading; You can involve your child more in the story by asking questions, for example.
Afterwards you can talk about the story and your child's experiences in order to create an imagination with the living environment.
Reading together before going to sleep ensures peace and regularity.
Try to act out the story in the book with the whole family. This way the child will fully live the event. With the help of reenacting you can pay attention to story comprehension.

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