1.10.2014

NoQ Store : Books for primary school kids


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It's the start of the literary journey for those embarking into school. Preschool is the time where you learn the basics such as word recognition and numbers. At Primary school, the child is expected to know how to read. Since Big C is at Primary one this year, embarking him on the habit of reading will be one of our priority.



Do not discount the ability to read. Once the child is able to master reading, the acquisition of knowledge will be a steep learning curve. The way to harness this ability is to introduce books to children. We recommend real books as opposed to e-books as children would tend to be distracted by games on the iPad/ Android devices to focus on the reading task.

As physical bookstores are a dying breed in Singapore, we decided to explore Asia's only online bookstore Noq Store to find the right books for primary school children. With over 14 million books touted as Singapore's cheapest, it will be a great place to dig for hidden treasures.

We set off the task of finding books base on Foundation, Knowledge , Familiarity and Fun. These will be the pillars that will anchor and kick off this literary journey.
Foundation
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle is a critically acclaimed children's books. With the use of simple text and education themes, it introduce countings, days of the weeks, foods and stages of caterpillar growth to the children
Eric Carle - The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Knowledge
Knowledge is power. To feed the child ever growing curious minds, an encyclopedia will be the choice of book. We decided on The New Children's Encyclopedia that is filled with over 9000 facts ranging from geography, physics, biology, chemistry, history, science, and technology. These information would surely give a boost in the knowledge department.
The New Children Encyclopedia
Familiarity
From experiences, it is easier to get a child on a new task if he/she can find something to relate upon. Likewise for reading, it would be good if you can find topics that a child is familiar with. We chanced upon Singapore Children's Favourite Stories. The 11 localised stories should enchant the young readers with their familiarity.
Singapore Children's Favorite Stories
Fun
The best way to introduce reading for the young ones is to add a fun element to it. Since Big C is a huge fan of LEGO, the LEGO 2013 Official Annual would be a worthy addition to the arsenal of books for Primary Schools. It is not reading per se, but a book filled with activities. Nonetheless, reading is still required for instructions.
Lego 2013 Official Annual
Initially the search for the appropriate books was daunting. However with the aid of NoQ recommended list such as NoQ top 100, Educational references for pre school and primary levels, Kids activities, we managed to use it to narrow down to the books we think is suited for Big C.

The generous discount on selected children's books is an additional bonus when doing online book shopping.
Up to 50% discount
We suggest the use of the mobile app as it made the books selection a pleasant experience.

After the orders are placed at NoQ Store. It will take about 7 to 14 days to deliver. For delivery in Singapore, it will be free. Best of all there is no minimum purchase required.


After 2 weeks, our books have arrived!



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NoQ Store Discount

Good news for our readers. There will be a 15% discount on all purchases made via NoQ store website and Mobile App . Promotion is valid till 30th April 2014.
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