The Book Activist reviews: Early Learning at the British Museum – ABC and 123.

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These two fantastic board books have just been published by Nosy Crow in collaboration with the British Museum as part of their new range for children aged 0-12. A whole lot more than your average counting or alphabet book, each one celebrates the wonderful artefacts that can be found at the museum.  

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As well as teaching children number sequences, letters and words, they show some of the amazing objects that make up the museum’s collections. The lovely colourful photographs celebrate many cultures introducing little ones to the idea of the similarities and differences we share. 

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A helpful index at the back of the book shows where and when each item is from.  Children and adults alike can marvel at the wonders of the world and learn even more by using the QR code at the back of the book to visit the website – or perhaps even plan a visit to the museum itself!

A great opportunity for early learning and encouraging curiosity, these are well worth adding to your little ones bookshelf. Find out more at

Victoria Dilly
The Book Activist
May 2017