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A clean sweep, over and over again

October 25, 2009

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Anything reusable has a pretty high play value when you’re on a trip and space is at a premium. Wipe Clean activity books by Roger Priddy have been a favorite among my children from back when my tween was a tot. Intended for ages 3 and older, the 26 easy-to-clean pages are printed with colorful photos, easy activities, and space for early learners to practice their letters and numbers. A few swipes with a tissue and the sturdy board books are ready for another round of connect-the-dots, tracing, drawing, or writing. They even come with their own dry-erase marker conveniently clipped into the handle.

There are several subjects to try: animals, vehicles, letters, numbers, and US trivia. You can find them for about $10 each at Michaels craft stores, bookstores, and online at Amazon.com.

LYLAH M. ALPHONSE