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Tweet Hearts Review and Giveaway
Recently I posted a heart themed book list for Valentine’s Day and while promoting it I connected with and started following Susan Reagan the author and illustrator of Tweet Hearts. I bought this book to give to my son on Valentine’s Day (shh! don’t tell him). Tweet hearts is a counting book for little ones featuring lovebirds and their ten little hearts. The rhyming text and graphic illustrations are pure fun!
This is Susan’s first book. She worked first as an illustrator for American Greetings and then for years on children’s products. You can see more of her beautiful illustrations here. Making the move to children’s books, especially starting with one for Valentine’s Day, seems like such a natural progression for this talented lady!
Check out this fun promo video!
And these beautiful 2 page speads from Tweet Hearts…
Really fun right?! This is one you won’t mind reading 101 times, in fact, you will enjoy it!
And with all the counting, this book will also really put you in the mood to do some math! How about some subitizing…
What is subitizing?
According to my first grader, an expert in subitizing, it is “knowing numbers in a snap”! You can do it with dot cards. Each card has a different quantity of dots in patterns and kids learn to quickly recognize quantities by playing games.
Think this is too advanced for your little one? Well some experts believe that babies are able to subitize small numbers naturally before they can count!
Heart “Dot Cards” Printable
For Valentine’s Day how about subitizing with HEART dot cards! Click on the following hyperlink and print out the 2 page PDF on card stock: heart dot cards
Here are a few games to play with them…
- Place all cards face down and play Memory with the numerical number and its corresponding dot card.
- Quickly display a card and see if your child can match the quantity and pattern with buttons or small rocks.
- Select a card and place remaining cards to the left or right depending on whether they are smaller or larger.
I bet you can think of more fun and educational ways to play!
Now for the GIVEAWAY! One lucky Doodles and Jots reader will win a copy of Tweet Hearts (U.S. residents only please)!
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Visit Susan Reagan Illustration on Facebook February 4th for more ways to win Tweet Hearts!
Good luck everyone and have fun counting this Valentine’s Day!
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