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Summary: This book shows all different ways to play hopscotch. They give detailed steps as well is illustrations for the different ways different countries play the game. This is a picture book history and guide for this classic children's game.
Type of Reading: playtime reading, read aloud book
Recommended Age: read together: 4 to 8; read yourself: 7 to 10
Interest Level: 5 to 9
Age of Child: Read with a 6-year-old girl.
Young Reader Reaction: My daughter picked this book. She wanted to try each different countries way to play the game. Some were a little too hard for her but others were easy to understand and she still plays them today.
Adult Reader Reaction: I liked seeing the different ways people play the game. There were some easy and fun ways that I had never seen before. A great help for some active outside play. I knew she liked playing hopscotch but was still surprised she liked trying the many different ways they illustrated.
Pros: Hopscotch is a fun outside activity, and the book offers great illustrations and detailed examples of different ways to play the game.
Cons: Some of them were too hard for her age group, but I am sure older girls would have liked those as well.
Borrow or Buy: Borrow or buy. Most families would want to borrow it, but this is a must have for any school and public library. It is a good resource for a teacher, especially P.E.!
Educational Themes: This is a book that expands a child's understanding of hopscotch and gives them an opportunity to try new ways to play the game. This is a book you can bring to life by taking it outside
Notes: A Reading Tub® volunteer submitted this review. She borrowed the book from the local library.