Baby University Review

Mini-Post by the Belle

Baby University

Title: Optical Physics for babies; Newtonian Physics for babies; Quantum Physics for babies; Rocket Science for babies; and General Relativity for babies

Author: Chris Ferrie

Series: Baby University

Pages: 24 pages (roughly)

Summary: Simple explanations of complex ideas for your future genius!

Belle Rating: A

Target Audience: Infants-toddlers (but anyone can enjoy these science books!)

Story Notes:

I wanted to do something a little different this week and thought it would be a good idea to do a short review on a few children’s books that my little boy loves, and quite possibly give you holiday gift ideas for the upcoming holiday season for a child you love. The Baby University books are all about introducing complex scientific concepts to small children in a way that they can understand. Each book is filled with very minimalistic pictures that also help illustrate these concepts. You and your child will be able to learn about Rocket Science, Optical Physics, and much more without getting a huge headache!

Writing Style:

Chris Ferrie did a wonderful job of taking a subject that is complex and sometimes intimidating to learn about and turned it into something that is fun and easy to learn. There are still some big scientific words in the book. There is little the author could do to get around that. But coupled with very simple pictures, it makes it a little easier to understand what Chris is trying to explain.  

Weaknesses:

If you and/or your child love lots of color and pictures, these are probably not the books for you. When I say the books are filled with simplistic pictures, I am not exaggerating! It’s common to find nothing but a little ball on a page with some words. The only one that is remotely bright and busy is the Optical Physics for babies book. And…well…optical physics is about light so…it has to be colorful. 

Strengths:

This is an amazing way to introduce scientific concepts to a child, and even to adults! These books are so well done, that even I was learning something while reading them to my boy. Heck, I would’ve loved to have these books when I was in school. Each idea is thoughtfully explained so anyone can learn. The size of the books are also nice. They are sturdy and durable, perfect for little hands.

Final Thoughts:

If you respect the sciences, get these books for your child! They might not be able to understand everything that is in the book when they are young, but it is a great, stress-free way of introducing these concepts to their moldable minds. I know my son loves them. He actually crawls to the bookshelf to get his little hands on them! Thank you Aunt Lauren for giving these to us!

*I only have the books that are listed above, so I cannot speak for all the books that Chris Ferrie has made. However, I know I would like to get my hands on some of his other books!*

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