"Canal and riverboats. For centures, barges and riverboats were the easiest way to take people and goods along inland waterways, and they are still in use today. Some barges have sails, which allow them to travel out into the open sea."
Bookworm's interest at 20 months: Love, bordering on obsession. This week we've left it up on his booster seat, and we bribe him to eat by doing the sticker book with him. He can remove stickers himself by scrunching up the page, but he really only wants to do it with one of us sitting with him, commentating on each sticker he selects, and helping to choose where it should be stuck down. We don't generally read the informational text, as he's far too interested in the stickers to pause for it.
"Clip! Clop! Clip! Clop! The horses are on the move. Add the horse stickers to the pasture scene."
Bookworm's interest at 20 months: He has really been enjoying this. We sat outside in the shade on a glider and used it for 1/2 hour straight this evening (stopping only because Daddy came home), and then he brought it to me a few more times later before bed. At first, he was interested in the cats, horses, and cows - just placing them on there appropriate pages. Then he started the counting activities, with a lot of help (he can count to 3). Tonight, he enjoyed the rainbow color pages.