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2023 Annuals

If we were to come up with just one thing that makes Annuals so popular, especially with children; we couldn’t pick just one reason! Perhaps it’s the visuals, the activities or the collection of interesting stories, or maybe it’s all of it. Whatever it is, the joy they bring in the lives of kids; has stood the test of time. 

Back in the 1880s they were popular because publishing houses would put together Annuals filled with the best stories, characters, games and illustrations from the year gone by. More recently; publishers have started including all that along with some unpublished stories, that have made young fans really cherish them. 

Extremely popular with children across age groups; Annuals are basically hours of amusement in the form of books and for this reason they make classic christmas and new year gifts. Young readers are easily distracted, so they need a variety of books and reading material in their reading diet to keep them interested. Annuals provide the kids with exactly that. For instance, quizzes on their topics of interest, stories, activities, jokes and fun facts—there are so many things a child can enjoy through them. If you see your kid engrossed in animal puzzles, or they seem to enjoy football quizzes; you can bring them Annuals based on those particular themes. 

Apart from the fact that they help banish boredom; they are also a good way to spend family time. Your child might enjoy retelling to the family; that good joke they read. Football Annuals especially are great conversation starters for kids that are excited about the latest in the football world. If for instance your child is an Arsenal fan, they are going to be most excited to receive the Arsenal Annual 2023. If they diligently follow football in general; you can also add The Nationwide Football Annual 2022-2023: Soccer's Pocket Encyclopedia by Stuart Barnes to their gift pack. This way, your child will enjoy talking to their friends about what they have learnt, they will love their reading time and whilst at it, also learn more about their area of interest. 

If your child is curious and likes to immerse themselves in a world of numbers, words and activities; here is the Annual set they need. Numberblocks and Alphablocks Christmas Eve Box - 16 Book Setfor kids ages 3 and up. This one is all about stickers, activities, games, solving puzzles and fun with the Numberblocks and Alphablocks characters. From the basics of letters, numbers and shapes; this set has got your little one covered. This set contains four wipe-clean board books, perfect for practising and honing those pen-handling and basic maths skills. Whether they are practising writing their ABCs, counting from 0-10, basic shapes and basic words. Encouraging your child to invest time in these activities will allow them to feel a sense of achievement. It will also help develop cognitive skills such as problem solving and logical thinking.

Evidence suggests that annuals also help increase your kid’s vocabulary and knowledge just like books do. The illustrations, images, activities and bite-sized content of annuals helps children read easily; in fact, the brain is said to process images 60,000 times faster than it processes words. So, rather than presenting your child with text-heavy books and overwhelming them; you can instead get them started with annuals. This will help them build confidence as readers and encourage them to grow into independent readers. We think a collection set full of fun facts about the world can get your child excited about books and reading. One of the children’s annuals 2023; Guinness World Records 2023, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! 2023 & Weird but true! 2023: 3 Books Collection Set for kids aged 7 and up. Whilst the Guinness World Records will take your child on a journey across the world, revealing the latest record-breaking achievements; the Weird but true! 2023 children’s annual is loaded with all-new jaw-dropping, eye-popping, brain-bending facts and bright, bold photography! Get this collection set for your child and let the facts about the amusing world we live in; get them hooked to books.

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