Explore Life’s Firsts with the Learning Garden

Posted on March 20th, 2017

As children begin to explore and understand the world around them, books can be a great way to reinforce these first concepts. From identifying colour and shape to animals and then words, there is so much all around that young minds are absorbing. Learning through play and activities has always been something we encourage at Coombe Mill. From the morning farm rides to meet the animals to activities and crafts at the end of the week, learning on the go is fun for little ones. Now Quarto Kids have a range of books called in their Learning Garden range that bring many of these first experiences home in a colourful series of themed books.  

Win The Learning Garden Books

My First …….

Each of these new Learning Garden book series start with “My First” choose from Animals, colours and shapes or words. They all boast hard back pages designed for little fingers with colourful imagery and simple illustrations. These eye catching books are not ones to dwell on but are great for a few minutes down time, for reflecting over things children have seen and done. At just £6.99 each that’s great value learning in our book.

What's in the books

We showed the books to a couple of children staying at Coombe Mill at the end of the week. They had great fun pointing out the animals they had seen with us on the farm.


Pointing at the books

It became a game to see who could identify the colour and the shape first while words were guessed from the pictures.


Racing to find the animal first

Learning as a continuous process

Learning is a continual process for young children. I see these books as a great asset in recalling things seen and experienced in everyday life.  It was easy to see how they fit in with life here on holiday and I’m sure you will find the same for your children at home too.

Kids learning on the farm

Win your set of 3 Learning Garden books with Coombe Mill

If you have or know preschool children who would enjoy these educational books why not enter to win a set below. Good luck to all taking part.

Learning Garden Series


We were sent our copies of The Learning Garden: “My first words”, “My first colours and shapes” and “My First Animals” for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and options are my own.  Our holiday guests can borrow these books from our games room during their stay.