It seems like I'm always trying to explain difficult topics to my children. My girls ask so many interesting questions, and I constantly try to find a way to explain the answers and often find out for myself, because sometimes I just don't know. It's rare that a moment goes by that my five-year-old daughter Isabella isn't talking. Gabriella is two now and trailing right behind her.
Questions, questions, and more questions!
So, when I came across the book "Welcome to my Garage," from Siani Racing, Inc, I was so excited to review it. This book teaches children some really interesting parts in automobiles. Cars are a hot topic in our family. Just a few months ago, my father-in-law sold his garage that he built and ran for over 16 years. He has been an auto mechanic for over 25 years, and every time the girls spend time at their grandparent's house, they're playing with model cars.
What a great tool for teaching.
“Welcome To My Garage” is book one of a twenty-five book series. The mission of the series is to play a part in teaching reading, writing, arithmetic and integrity. Our unique characters will be fun for children, their parents and anyone who is an automobile enthusiast."
Siani Racing, Inc
This first book in the series introduces parts/characters with names as members of a family. The author, Donald T. Mitchell, a former Professional Race Engine Builder & Machinist and father of three, uses a very kid friendly and basic approach to teaching, combined with great illustrations done by illustrator, Jim Manocchio (Emmy Award & Golden Medallion Award nominee).
Some of the parts introduced in this book are crankshaft, connecting rod, piston, cylinder head, cam gear, timing chain and engine block.
What's awesome about this book is all of these parts have a job to do and that fascinates children. They like to know how things work. They also want to know how the parts work together. Having a resource that is very basic and kid friendly not only gives the opportunity to teach them in a way that they understand, but parents may learn some things they don't already know in the process of reading to their kids. I did.
We're really looking forward to seeing the next 24 books in the "Welcome to My Garage" series.
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