With the conclusion of Rio 2016 Olympics, I thought I’d share this book about Singapore’s Sports Stars with you in case you have kids who are keen to find out more about the sports stars in Singapore, apart from Joseph Schooling.
This Let Me Learn book is one of the books from the Let Me Read series, where Timmy & Tammy discover amazing and inspiring facts about our culture, our people and our home, Singapore.
Here’s a quick look at the contents:
It starts naturally with an introduction to the Olympics, and Singapore’s first Olympian.
I like that the book has segments like the one above (“Words to Know”). so that young children have more guidance in reading.
There are also quotes by the athletes in the book as well as this one above, which I thought is really meaningful.
And thankfully Joseph Schooling is already included in this book as one of our sports stars but they’ll have to probably edit the next edition to include that he won the Men’s 100m Butterfly in Rio 2016. 😀
I also like that included in the book are stories about the athletes’ lives, how they train, how much hard work they put in, and how they apply that to other aspects of their lives.
Overall, the book is informative, very suitable for children, saved me loads of time searching for the information myself, and came just in time for the Olympics. We actually got the book at the start of the Olympics but we’ve been taking turns to fall ill so here’s the review – better late than never.
I must add that the book ends with this (see photo below) – very Singaporean. 😀
While it’s kinda good to check for careful reading/ comprehension, I thought this was a bit unnecessary, but if the kids enjoy it, then I guess it’s alright!
This book is a Level 4 book in the Let Me Read series, and so it has more words than the other levels, and is more suitable for those already able to read. That of course shouldn’t stop you from getting the book if your children are interested, since you can read it to your children for now. They can always re-read this later on their own when they become confident readers.
The book costs $8.90 (excl. GST) and is currently available at all major bookstores.
Also by the same publisher is Timmy & Tammy’s Guide to Primary One which is expected to be released in September, so keep a lookout for it if your preschooler is heading off to Primary One soon!
Disclosure: We were provided with a copy of the book. No monetary compensation was received.