Learning Fun with Usborne Books & Discovery Toys!

I believe that books are one of the best ways to teach kids about the world around them, so I am always excited to find new books that can educate. In addition, anything that brings books to life is a winner in my book. Therefore, I was excited when I was approached by Allison Silletto to review an Usborne book matched with a toy from Discovery Toys! What better way to get kids excited for a new book, than pairing it with a fun and educational toy?

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Usborne Books & Discovery Toys

Usborne Books offer a wide variety of colorful and educational books for kids of all ages to enjoy. From board books and interactive books to non-fiction and activity books, there is something for everyone. Their engaging books are beautifully illustrated and encourage kids to learn and discover the world through reading.

Discovery Toys provides quality learning toys meant to spark a kid’s imagination and encourage learning through play. Their mission (Teach Play Inspire) recognizes that kids learn best through play and their toys and products are created with this in mind. They create fun and colorful products which kids will enjoy growing and learning with.

Bathtime Fun

Alison kindly matched a book and toy to my daughter’s age and reading level. We received How to Bathe Your Little Dinosaur by Jane Clarke and Georgie Birkett paired with Shape Shell Turtles from Discovery Toys. My daughter cracked the book open as soon as we received it, and we have been reading and rereading it ever since! This colorful book is part of a series of How to books reviewing daily routines in the life of a toddler. The book follows a little boy as he prepares a bath and bathes his dinosaur. The peppy rhyming text flows from page to page. My daughter likes making the noises in the story (such as the pop pop of the bubbles and the drip drop of the water). I am definitely looking forward to checking out the rest of the books in the series!

Learning Shapes, Colors & More

The Shape Shell Turtles are a fun water toy for practicing color and shape recognition. Each turtle has a shape sticking out of it’s back and a removable shell with a matching shape cut into it. They are made of mold resistant plastic and come with a mesh bag. I was very pleased with how sturdy the turtles and their shells are. They are great for use in the bathtub or a water table, as well as anywhere else. 

These adorable turtles gave us a lot of learning opportunities. We had a lot of fun mixing up the shells and the turtle bases and matching them back together. Since we have been reading a lot about rainbows lately, we lined up the turtles in rainbow order as well. The turtles stack well together, so we had fun creating towers and pyramids with them too.

I highly recommend this series of books from Usborne Books and these adorable turtles from Discovery Toys. I am excited to get to know more about these companies as well as the products they offer. Check out Allison’s website Turtle & Buddy’s or her Facebook page to learn more!


  • Lauren | also known as mama

    June 8, 2017 at 8:19 am Reply

    I love Usborne books! This one looks super cute too!

    • Vicki

      June 8, 2017 at 12:33 pm Reply

      It is a really cute one. My daughter is loving it!

  • Jasmine Hewitt

    June 8, 2017 at 10:37 am Reply

    I think my son would love this-hes really into dinosaurs lately

    • Vicki

      June 8, 2017 at 12:34 pm Reply

      I bet he would! It is adorable!

  • Corey | The Nostalgia Diaries

    June 8, 2017 at 11:17 am Reply

    How cute are those turtles?! My daughter would have loved those when she was little!

    • Vicki

      June 8, 2017 at 12:35 pm Reply

      They are really cute and there are so many fun ways to play with them!

  • Davi

    June 8, 2017 at 1:53 pm Reply

    I love Usborne books. They are my daughter’s favorite to read!

    • Vicki

      June 8, 2017 at 1:59 pm Reply

      This one is so cute! I can’t wait to check out more!

  • Clair Cook

    June 8, 2017 at 4:59 pm Reply

    I love Usborne! I haven’t seen this book yet…need to get this one 🙂

    • Vicki

      June 8, 2017 at 8:54 pm Reply

      It is a really cute one! I am curious about the other ones in the series!

  • Amanda

    June 8, 2017 at 5:34 pm Reply

    My mother sold both Discovery Toys and Usborne Books. The quality and play value was tremendous. Now my own daughter is playing with the same toys and reading the same books that my brother and I played with and read!

    • Vicki

      June 8, 2017 at 8:58 pm Reply

      That is awesome! What a great family tradition!

  • Ashley Peggs

    June 8, 2017 at 8:51 pm Reply

    How cute! I haven’t heard of this one yet! And those turtles are so fun!!

    • Vicki

      June 8, 2017 at 8:59 pm Reply

      We have been having a lot of fun with them!

  • Marcie

    June 8, 2017 at 11:45 pm Reply

    I just started getting into Usborne books! They all seem to be really visually beautiful and have good stories. This one looks especially adorable and perfect for bath time!

    • Vicki

      June 9, 2017 at 12:40 pm Reply

      My daughter has received a few of them in the past, but I didn’t know too much about them yet. This one is so cute, so it’s a great starter into the world of Usborne!

  • Julie

    June 10, 2017 at 12:35 am Reply

    I’ve always loved these books! This one looks so sweet and fun! Thanks for sharing!

    • Vicki

      June 10, 2017 at 1:11 pm Reply

      It’s a really cute book! We have had a lot of fun with it.

  • Meredith

    June 11, 2017 at 9:21 pm Reply

    We LOVE usborn books!!! This one looks super cute–so far we have a whole bunch of the “that’s not my ____” series and love them hehe 😀

    • Vicki

      June 11, 2017 at 9:39 pm Reply

      We have “That’s Not My Fox”! It’s so cute!

  • Stephanie

    June 12, 2017 at 7:34 am Reply

    If that’s not the cutest book, I don’t know what is! My little guys love dinos!!

    • Vicki

      June 12, 2017 at 12:15 pm Reply

      It is a really adorable one! My daughter has been requesting I read it over and over!

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