READER’S CORNER: December 2018

Published on: December 21, 2018

Need some book recommendations for your child and for parents? Here are some titles picked by Kinokuniya for BAMBI families. (Japanese books follow the English titles. 日本語の本もお見逃しなく☆)

For Kids

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt: Christmas Activity Book
Publisher: Walker Books, 1989
ISBN: 9781406384512
Age: 3 years+

Join in the bear hunt with this fabulous Christmas activity book, based on the classic picture book by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury.

For 25 years, readers have chanted along with this award-winning favorite. Featuring artwork from the animated special, this fun-filled guide to all things Christmas is packed with craft activities, recipes and stickers galore.

Whether making a festive wreath from natural objects from the garden, baking ideas for a snowy day or even using your stickers to make table setting cards for your friends and family, this activity book has so many things to inspire young readers to join in with the magic of the world of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt at this very special time of year.

For Parents

Creative Christmas Crafts
Author: Karin Andersson
Publisher: Sky Pony Press, 2018
ISBN: 9781510732759

It’s true that including the kids in any activities might require time, patience, and some extra clean-up but many experts think it is well worth the effort.

While spending quality time together, it will let them feel like they are accomplishing something and contributing to the family. Crafting with your kids can help get them interested in trying new things which is a chance to discover what they like and explore their own talents and also help build their self-confidence. Moreover, crafting and art activities can raise positive experiences, let their creativity break free and support their fine-motor developments.

An inspiring collection of kid-friendly holiday activities, Creative Christmas Crafts ensures that a craft is always close at hand and easy to accomplish. Design and color appeal to kids and adults alike, and many of reusable stuff variations which will appreciate both parents and kids. With easy step-by-step instructions, helpful illustrations, and beautiful color photography to guide them, young crafters will enjoy their holiday vibes and be proud of their crafting skills.

こども向け

さむがりやのサンタ
著者: レイモンド・ブリッグズ
出版社: 福音館書店
出版年月: 1981年10月
ISBN: 978-4-8340-0436-6対象年齢:4歳以上

長く愛されているクリスマス絵本の大定番!みんな気になるサンタさんのお仕事について、クリスマスイブの一日が描かれています。

寒さや狭い煙突の通路に文句を言いながらも、サンタさんは子どもたちのためにプレゼントを配達してくれます。サンタさんの存在がぐっと身近に感じられるとともに、クリスマスの楽しさも感じられます。

子どもへの読み聞かせはもちろん、かわいらしいイラストは大人にプレゼントしてもきっと喜ばれるはずです。

親向け

モンテッソ-リ教育×ハ-バ-ド式子どもの才能の伸ばし方
著者: 伊藤美佳
出版社: かんき出版
出版年月: 2018年07月
ISBN: 978-4761273620

藤井聡太棋士が小さい頃から受けていたことで、日本でも最近モンテッソーリ教育に注目が集まっています。これまで9000組の親子と接してきた著者が「多重知能理論」を日本人向けにアレンジしました。

「9つの能力」を通じて、その子どもだけが持つ才能を多角的に引き出すことを目指しています。大切なのは、小学校入学までの幼児期に子どもが興味があるものに集中できる場面を作ってあげること。

子どもの意思を尊重することで可能性を引き出し、どんな時代にも対応できる普遍的な能力を伸ばしていきます。

About the Author

Kinokuniya is a renowned international bookshop chain from Japan, offering books in English, Japanese, and Thai. Their branches are in Siam Paragon (3rd Level Siam Paragon), EmQuartier (3rd Floor Unit 3B 01 EmQuartier Shopping Complex), and Central World (6th Floor, Isetan Department Store, CentralWorld). It also has an online store


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