mega888 SLOAN! Book Club: Ready for Learning

SLOAN! Book Club: Ready for Learning

Here are Mini Sloan’s top picks of books to get children ready for learning from colouring within the lines to letter and number formation and more.

First Colouring: Autumn

From foxes and hedgehogs to acorns and leaves, little children will love the autumnal illustrations in this first colouring book.

With clear, bold outlines and large areas to colour in, it’s perfect for developing pencil control skills. To get the most out of the book, we photocopied the pages so Mini Sloan could colour in the pictures again and again.

£4.99 published by Usborne

My Dinosaur ABC Activity Book by Sophie Foster

This fun and friendly handwriting workbook is complete with letter tracing exercises from A to Z, with space at the back for extra practice. Each letter corresponds with a fun prehistoric scene to colour, which helps young learners to contextualise each letter.

A pronunciation guide is also provided for every dinosaur type, so young dinosaur enthusiasts can boost their knowledge. A gentle introduction to the alphabet, this is the perfect learning tool for kids aged 3 to 5 and Mini Sloan got so much out of this preschool writing workbook.

£6.99 published by Buster Books

My Dinosaur 123 Activity Book by Sophie Foster

This fun and friendly handwriting workbook is complete with number tracing exercises from 1 to 20, with space at the back for extra practice. Each number corresponds with a fun prehistoric scene to colour, which helps young learners to contextualise each number. Mini Sloan had a roar-some time counting to 20 in this fun, dinosaur-packed activity book.

Count the number of plates on a stegosaurus, the number of eggs in an oviraptor’s nest and much more in this gentle introduction to counting, for kids aged 3-5. A pronunciation guide is also provided for every dinosaur type, so young dinosaur enthusiasts can boost their knowledge.

£6.99 published by Buster Books

Creative Colouring for Kids by Cindy Wilde & Emily Twomey

From pooches and peacocks to ice creams and racing cars, this brilliant book is packed with pictures for creative kids around the age of 5 to colour and make their own keeping little artists busy for hours. Colouring is the perfect rainy day or after-school activity to help kids decompress.

Using this colouring book was a fun way for Mini Sloan to practice his creativity and pen control. The pages are single-sided to minimise colour bleed from felt tip pens although our top tip is to photocopy the pages to allow your child to colour each picture again and again using different colours as they wish.

£5.99 published by Buster Books

Amazing Colouring for Kids by Cindy Wilde & Emily Twomey

From dragons and dinosaurs to monkeys and monster trucks, this brilliant book is packed with amazing pictures for 5 year olds to colour and make their own.

These amazing colouring pages are sure to inspire and keep little ones busy. Kids will be kept entertained for hours with amazing illustrations of birds, cars, astronauts, flowers and much more. A great book for kindergarten and primary school children to practice pen control and inspire creativity.

£5.99 published by Buster Books

Colours, Colours Everywhere by Julia Donaldson & Sharon King-Chai

This stunning book about colours is full of breathtaking landscapes, with flaps to lift and holes to peep through. Written by Julia Donaldson, bestselling author of The Gruffalo, and illustrated by Sharon King-Chai, who have previously worked together to create the award-winning Animalphabet and Counting Creatures.


Follow a little girl as she paints her own adventure with her bright blue tree frog companion. With luscious green trees to climb and red hot air balloons to sail away in, Mini Sloan loved the rhyming text and vibrant artwork while going through the different colours. This book would make a truly beautiful gift and is an absolute must for the family bookshelf.

£14.99 published by Macmillan

English & Maths Giant Workbook for Ages 5 to 6

This giant workbook is packed with fun activities to help young children practise their English and Maths skills. A group of friendly forest animals gently guide kids through each topic, and tricky concepts are broken into easy-to-follow steps to help build confidence.

The book features six sections: Grammar and Punctuation, Spelling, Comprehension, Adding, Subtracting and Times Tables. With quizzes to track progress and over 120 reward stickers to celebrate achievement, this is a wonderful workbook to use at home to consolidate your child’s learning at school.

£12.99 published by Usborne

The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s Very First Encyclopedia

This colourful and charming first reference book for children aged 3-7 is organized into chapters by theme, including space, geography, animals and nature, history, science, math and technology, and human body. It’s a must-have early learning encyclopedia for young readers, bringing Eric Carle’s much-loved character The Very Hungry Caterpillar to life like never before.

Curious young learners like Mini Sloan can find out all about light and sound, the planets in the Solar System, how plants grow, and much, much more in this one-of-a-kind introduction to key curriculum subjects.

£19.99 published by DK

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