But I must admit my favorite part was when the coach was having the children do exercises. The level of detail Kevin Christofora (the author) wrote gave step by step instructions for how the players warmed up. So much detail that all the kids I read Nick’s Very First Day of Baseball had to get up and try to do it themselves.
Another favorite was how there was a little baseball on each page pointing out an interesting fact or asking a thought provoking question. Those little word bubbles had the children thinking and asking questions which I felt turned our time from story time into an educational time. An interactive educational time.
At the very end of the story the coach is handing out baseball cards to those that can answer questions about baseball. Turn the page and what do you see? A list of questions! Just like the coach is asking his team. I think a few baseball cards should be given with this book so each child can earn a few for answering questions at the end. I asked the questions to my three eager children and they had the answers. Every single answer. Nick’s Very First Day of Baseball completely captured their attention.
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