Monday, August 11, 2014

This Equals That Book Review and a DIY.

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I was recently asked to review the book titled, This Equals That, from the Aperture Foundation. This is is the foundation’s first children's photobook and is authored by Jason Fulford and Tamara Shopsin. Given my fascination with photography, I was immediately intrigued since the narrative employs a sequence of photographs to convey meaning.

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This Equals That is aimed at children ages five and up. The book is also enjoyable for adults, well, I loved it. The pictures are vivid and appealing. I enjoyed discussing the relationships between photographs and Zion was happy to point out similarities in shapes and numbers.

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We love this book because of the unorthodox method used to facilitate associative thinking in children while reinforcing colors, shapes, and numbers. As a visual person, I really enjoyed just simply looking at the pictures and admiring their beauty and artistry. Publish date is September 30th 2014, but you can preorder the book here and also save 23%(pre order price).
The DIY

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Zion needed a table for his playroom since the one we had before broke. I bought the one pictured from the thrift store, lightly sanded and primed it. Then I spray painted it with a lovely green color from rustoleum(leftover from a prior project). In fact, I already had everything(except the table) at home for this diy.
 
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A very fun and simple diy. I love the clean lines of the table and its new color. Also, the size is perfect as it won’t take up much space in the playroom. Have a fabulous day everyone! xx

P.S. I received the book mentioned above to review but the thoughts on said book are my own.

8 comments:

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

WHAT a gorgeous child....and that table my friend, you did a number on that! Bright, happy colors are good for children and adults! What a fun book. I am of the thought that visuals and all the other senses play a HUGE roll in educating everyone. Some people need visuals, some are thrilled by MUSIC, movement...to enrich the learning environment with multi-sensory techniques is a must. Have a super day! Anita

Vel Criste said...

I think the simpler the book the better, and especially with seemingly simple concepts to us, but not to kids, I think this book is very helpful. Zion is growing up so fast! he's tall!!!!!!

Lisa Gordon said...

My goodness, that Zion is such a handsome child, Stacey! I love his new table and the color you chose to paint it.

The book looks like a great one for kids. My how children's books have evolved since the ones I was reading at his age, even the ones my kids were reading at his age!!

Happy day to you, my friend. xo.

therelishedroost said...

Fabulous post, it made me smile!

heather gilmour said...

The book sounds to be very good for children :)
Like very much the colour you choose to the table, looks very fresh.
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Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning Stacey! Thank you for coming to dance with me in that wide-open space! I am enjoying taking photos this summer, for it is a grand time of year and we haven't had any sweltering days.

Wishing you a great day with the boys! Anita

The Snowdrop Project said...

Hi Stacey,
I used to love buying books when the boys were younger. I'm sure this one is a winner.
Love the table - clever girl!
And Zion is growing into a fine little man.
Have a lovely week,
Liz x

Phyllis Trevor Higgerson, Henhurst Interiors said...

Stacey, you are one of the world's greatest moms. I really admire you.
xo,
Phyllis