There is something really fascinating about the medieval times. I think most children go through a period of being interested in history and castles and knights. Play is a great way to learn about or extend knowledge of history. And when we are learning about history we gain a better understanding of our world and possibly our place in it.
Both of my children love playing with knights and were thrilled to read and play with Build! A Knight's Castle: Paper Toy Archaeology, which has been provided to us for purposes of review. It is part book, the front section has lots of fantastic facts and illustrations about the medieval times and archaeology. The rest of the book contains cardboard pieces which can be used to build a castle and a medieval community.
Caspar (8yrs) was so excited about making his own battle scene. Almost independently he built the cardboard pieces. They pop out of the page and with some folding they all fit nicely together. A younger child will need help to build it, especially the castle.
For hours he positions and moves the knights, the archers, the siege tower, the trebuchet and the battering ram.
This is PERFECT for any child interested in knights and medieval life!!! It's a good resource to learn and become familiar with medieval terminology and for role play!
Build! A Knight's Castle: Paper Toy Archaeology allows a child to read, absorb some facts and then put that knowledge to use in building and playing with the model pieces. It's a great resource.
I have one copy of Build! A Knight's Castle: Paper Toy Archaeology to giveaway. How awesome it would be to have a copy delivered to your address! To enter please leave a comment in the comment section below this blog post. Comments close 8pm Sunday 20th December AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time). Please only one comment per email address.
A huge thank you to Storey Publishing for supplying the books we have received for review and giveaway this year! If you are looking for other gifts I also recommend Cooking Class: 57 Fun Recipes Kids Will Love to Make (and Eat!). We have no Montessori at Home link up this week, the link up will resume in the new year.
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