Build Your Own History Museum is classed on the Lonely Planet Kids website as a boredom buster, and we all need those for our kids right now. But as well as being a boredom buster it’s also full of interactive and fun learning. See my review below and how you can win one of two copies yourself.
Build Your Own Museum – The Blurb
Suitable for children ages 6-8
Calling all archaeologists!
A crate has arrived for you and it’s packed with treasures from the ancient world! Can you assemble them and assign each to the right room in time for the museum’s big opening? Among the treasures to display are an Egyptian sarcophagus, a Greek temple and a Chinese Terracotta Army.
Fun, interactive and with lots of facts to discover, Lonely Planet Kids’ Build Your Own History Museum is a hands-on way to learn about ancient people, cultures and traditions. It’s packed with amazing facts and awesome illustrations that reveal how people all over the world once lived and worked.
Perfect for history fans of all ages, this follow-up to Build Your Own Dinosaur Museum features the ancient civilizations Mesopotamia, the Indus Valley, Egypt, Greece, China, Rome, the Maya, and the Vikings.
My Little Man is 9 years old so a little older than the recommended age group. However, he still found this book fun and informative and still needed a little help putting it together.
The book comes in two sections. At the front you have a whole heap of archaeological finds which are cardboard cut outs.
They fit together on the relevant pages of the rest of the book to create a complete history museum.
From Ancient People, , Egypt, China, Rome, Vikings, and others you can learn in short bursts about their life and treasures and then go ahead and fill in the pages with 3D exhibits. The end result is a stunning fold out museum.
Our Verdict on Build Your Own History Museum
I loved this book so much, it contains just the right amount of information to keep the younger ones entertained and learning. Then they can bring the book to life just by pushing out the cardboard pieces and building the exhibits themselves. It’s educational and fun, the best kind of book.
If I had any criticism it would be that the pieces are a little fiddly to fit in. I had to help my Little Man and he is 9 years. If I was to be fair, he is autistic and a impatient, but even I found it a little fiddly.
The good thing is, the exhibits do stay put once they are inserted and you end up with a pop-up book that you’ve made yourself. All kids love a pop up book and it’s exciting to be a part of making it.
I have two copies of this lovely book to give away to my readers. You can buy it from Lonely Planet Kids for £14.99 if you don’t want to wait or enter the competition.
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TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
- The competition prize is one of 2 books
- The winner must be living in the UK
- No information is collected other than for contacting the winner
- The prize cannot be exchanged for cash
- The competition starts on 9th May 2020 and ends 6th June 2020
- Prize winner will be selected from the widget.
- Not all parts of the competition need to be completed, but you need to have completed the part you have been selected for if you win.
- Winners will be contacted by e-mail
- Prizes will be posted out as soon as possible depending on restrictions of lock down at end of competition.
Disclosure: I was sent a copy of this book for review and two for the competition. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I am also an affiliate for Lonely Planet and my links to their website may earn me a little money if you decide to buy anything from them. Thank you for your support.