Category: for 5-year-olds

  • Llama Llama

    What is it Llama Llama is a book series and an animated series based on the characters from the books. Llama Llama is a young child with some separation anxiety, learning the basics of interacting with others and overcoming the conflict and resentment toward his mother. Who is it for The themes in the books […]

  • Blocksworld

    What is it Blocksworld (not to be confused with similarly-titled games such as “block world”) is one of many Minecraft-inspired games, but Blocksworld stands apart in the quality of the game, the number of features, and the implicit instruction of programming fundamentals. What Lego is to Minecraft, Duplo is to Blocksworld. Who is it for […]

  • I’m Just No Good at Rhyming

    I’m Just No Good at Rhyming: And Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-Ups What is it I’m Just No Good at Rhyming is a book in the same vein as Shel Silverstein and Edward Lear, with clever wordplay and nonsense verses that often have profound thoughts buried in silly verse. Who is it […]

  • Plus-Plus

    What is it Plus-Plus is a building toy made up of pieces that look like two plus signs: ++ They are sort of like Legos, but also sort of like Play-doh Who is it for Anyone old enough to manipulate small objects and also old enough to know not to put little things in their […]

  • Pig Will and Pig Won’t

    [amazon_link asins=’0385383371′ template=’ProductAd’ store=’matchstickkidboo’ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’ebd78fb4-1451-11e9-b8ee-efd23723b168′] My dad got this book for my kids. He fondly remembered reading it to my brother and me when we were young. What is it Pig Will and Pig Won’t is a simple book about two brothers, one of whom behaves well while the other does not. The good […]

  • The Great Paper Caper

    [amazon_link asins=’0399250972′ template=’ProductAd’ store=’matchstickkidboo’ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’65d2b99b-047e-11e9-a2e4-17c7e29a586b’] Caution: Reading this book with your kids will probably make them want to start folding paper airplanes (and you will want to as well), so may not be ideal for bedtime reading. What is it The Great Paper Caper is a unique book, written and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers, […]

  • The Wild Robot and The Wild Robot Escapes

    [amazon_link asins=’031645060X’ template=’ProductAd’ store=’matchstickkidboo’ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’3bed3d53-e9c6-11e8-b087-77bd6bc30883′] What is it ‘The Wild Robot’ and its sequel ‘The Wild Robot Escapes’ is a very charming 2-part (so far) series about a sentient robot surviving in the wilderness, written and illustrated by Peter Brown. Who is it for The official website gives the recommended ages of 8 to […]

  • Machinarium – Amanita Design

    What is it Machinarium is a point-and-click adventure game featuring a cute robot solving puzzles in a beautifully-drawn quasi-steampunk city. Who is it for It’s for anyone, young and old, but some of the puzzles are pretty tricky and even precocious children under 7 or so would need some grown-up help. But it’s a great […]

  • Steam Train, Dream Train

    [amazon_link asins=’1452109206′ template=’ProductAd’ store=’matchstickkidboo’ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’a24781e8-d862-11e8-95b3-e1f3e25ce563′] What is it Steam Train, Dream Train is a very charming, beautifully-illustrated book that tells a simple story in verse of a freight train being loaded by animals, explaining all the types of train cars along the way. Who is it for Kids as young as 2 (or possibly […]

  • Pete the Cat

    [amazon_link asins=’0061906220′ template=’ProductAd’ store=’matchstickkidboo’ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’408f17d9-0149-11e8-b6ec-81bc19427e09′] What is it Pete the Cat is a series of books starring a cool cat and his animal friends. Pete the cat is now an icon with his own musical and his own TV show on Amazon Prime. Who is it for The books are for younger kids, as […]