I can do it! Book of Mazes. Age 2-3
Includes 63 simple mazes for children aged 2-3:
- fun activities
- prepares your child’s hand for writing
- helps them improve their attention span
- teaches them not to give up when dealing with obstacles
- contains interesting topics that you can talk about with your child
- 55 reusable stickers
- convenient format and open flat spiral binding
The book is printed on thick, matte paper – the paper texture is a little rough. It's ideal for drawing beginners.
I can do it! Book of Mazes. Age 2-3
- Offset paper
- 55 laminated stickers (1 page)
- 64 pages
- Spiral binding
- Weight: 300 g
- Size: A4
- Written by Natalya Lyalina, Irina Lyalina
- Illustrated by Evgenia Salikhova, Anastasia Gileva
- Cover and interior design by Nina Konoplyanskaya
- Translated into English by Elena O'Neal
- Edited and proofread by Nadia Stulock, Manda Waller
About the Activity Book
A child’s first introduction to mazes should be fun and entertaining! Here's what we've done to make it interesting:
Activities with a storyline
It's especially important for children to understand why they need to stay within the lines and not to go off the path. That's why we don't just draw lines, we also tell a playful story. Catch up with the dog in the park, but don't go off the path! Cross the bridge, but don't fall in the water! It will be easy for you to explain to your child why it's important to draw neatly.
Gradual increase in difficulty
At the beginning, the mazes are very simple and it is impossible to get lost in them. The mazes increase in complexity and there will be some dead ends as they get longer and more complicated. Gradually your child will learn to not be afraid and to not give up when presented with a challenge.
Every activity in the book is a little game, and not just a simple maze! For example, your child will be asked to guide the rabbit to the hole so that it doesn't get caught by hungry foxes. This helps to maintain levels of interest, and also helps develop attention and logic skills.
Lots of stickers
This activity book contains 55 laminated reusable stickers. They are not just for fun. Some of them need to be placed within the maze so that your child can come up with their own adventure! For example, place the stickers in the maze and then lead the way, avoiding the dangerous animals.
It is important that your child feels supported – make sure that you talk to them about the topics within the mazes, like football, the pyramids, the past. Taking the time to do interesting and fun things with your child is the best encouragement you can give them!
We have carefully designed the convenient spiral binding so that the book will open flat and will not bend or get in the way of activities. This is especially important for young children.
And at the end – a medal!
All hard work deserves a reward! A medal is awaiting your child on the sticker page.
Holding a pencil
The pencil should rest on the middle finger while the thumb and the index finger hold it in place. Your child should not grip the pencil too tightly.
The ring finger and the little finger may stay inside the palm or rest at the base of the thumb. If your child doesn’t want to hold the pencil correctly, don't worry. They will definitely get used to it. From time to time, remind them to take hold of the pencil as shown. Explain that this will prevent their hand from getting tired.
Choosing the right pencil
If your child doesn’t have much experience using pencils or crayons, we recommend choosing triangular-shaped writing utensils. This particular shape naturally enforces a proper grip.
Hexagonal or round crayons, or soft thick pencils, will suit more experienced children. Try different types of crayons and pencils to choose the one that is the best fit for your child.
What else to draw?
With the help of "I can do it! Playing with Modelling Clay and Colour" activity books for children aged 2-3 and 3-4, your child will practise drawing simple pictures, colouring, and modelling with clay.