posted on May, 18 2016 @ 07:02 AM
Childcraft was created as a sort of encyclopedia for young children. With simple texts and illustrations, the volumes were designed to make learning
fun. Each volume addressed different subjects, including literature — such as short stories and poetry, including fairy tales and nursery rhymes —
as well as mathematics and the sciences.
This is the exact set that I had and a few of the annuals as well. My favorites were the ones about Dinosaurs because what child isn't fascinated by
ancient beasts, Mysteries and Legends such as bigfoot, nessie, ufo's, ancient babylonians and merovingians and all sorts of weird affairs crammed in
one fun and easy to read book with pictures and Historical Battles most of which were tales about underdog armies that somehow beat the odds and won
The mysteries and legends and historical battles are the ones that really stuck with me and if you can find the mysteries and legends one that would
be an awesome way for any self respecting conspiracy theorist to pass the curiosity down to the little ones and make it fun for them to learn about.
That book really is where I first learned about some topics that I have only ever seen discussed here in adulthood.
I really feel like these books were instrumental in planting the seed of thirst for literature as a child, sadly I don't read as many books these days
but am constantly scouring the inter webs for interesting reads. I also believe they gave me a bit of an intellectual head start and really do
remember them being fun and easy to read.
So yeah I would definitely recommend these to anyone who has a kid that likes to read and learn especially the ones I listed as my favorites.
edit on 18-5-2016 by RainbowPhoenix because: (no reason given)