Collins books have recently relaunched their iconic i-SPY books in twenty different titles, so there really is something for everyone and each situation. So if you have curious and inquistive young children, then this is the perfect way to entertain them on days out and long journeys.
We received ‘On a train journey’ and ‘In the countryside’ to try out. Each book contains over sixty pages of things to find, each object with a full colour picture alongside a description of what it is. There is also a points system when you can mark off and score each thing that you find, which leads to an opportunity at the end of the book to fill out a form on the internet to claim a certificate and badge once you’ve reached 1000 points!
The book is a handy small size and my 8yr old couldn’t wait to flick through and see what she could spot. We have a countryside holiday coming up at the end of August and she is determined to reach 1000 points after that as we have lots of woodland walks and trails to pursue on our break. The points really encourage children to find things and they like to tick things of in the book too once they’ve been spotted.
The Collins i-Spy range are a really fun idea, with a hidden educational element as they learn about the objects. It gives us lots to talk about too and even my little boy was thrilled when he spotted a dandelion out the other day and remember he had seen it in the book so needed to tick it off when we got home – bless him!
If you want something to keep the kids occupied, then check out the various books available. Some others that have caught my eye are London, On a car journey, Every vehicle on the road, they all look great fun and something my kids would enjoy. I definitely think the London book would be ideal for a trip to the capital, which I hope to take my children on soon.
All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write an honest review.