The Board Books Are In!!!

“We want people to know more about our rich and diverse culture that has thrived in this area for thousands of years.  These books are an excellent tool to showcase Northwest Coast culture to a younger audience.” – Terry Starr, Tsimshian

We’re thrilled to announce that our children’s Board Books have arrived…and they look great!  We’ve produced four titles of colourful, educational books: Learn to Count, Learn the Alphabet, Learn the Colours, and Learn & Play, all illustrated with authentic art by First Nations and Native American artists.  Each book is printed on recycled paper with soy-based inks and a water-based protective coating.

Providing safe, non-toxic products for children is important to us here at Native Northwest, but we’re also extremely proud to be on the forefront of providing educational tools with a focus on Native art and culture. With each book we hope to encourage learning and literacy amongst Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children alike.

So far, there has been an overwhelmingly positive response from children, educators, caregivers and retailers, prompting us to continue developing more resources for early childhood development.  If you have any bright ideas for educational tools you would like to see offered please don’t hesitate to get in touch…we’d love to hear from you!

Learn the Colours, Learn to Count, Learn the Alphabet, and Learn & Play - illustrated by various Native artists

    • Ariana
    • April 13th, 2010

    Beautiful board books!
    Where could we buy them?

    • Hi Ariana…so glad you like the books! To place an order give us a call at (604) 266 9044. Thanks! Cristina

    • Michelle
    • August 18th, 2010

    I recently purchased “Learn the Alphabet” on a trip to Vancouver. Just wanted you to know that how much we love this book! The pictures are beautiful – so colorful and vibrant. I can honestly say that this is my 10-month-old’s favourite book – it’s the one he pulls off his book shelf and “reads” whenever he gets the chance. Thanks for making such a beautiful book that can be enjoyed by young and old alike!
    Nova Scotia

    • Hi Michelle
      Thanks for your wonderful feedback. We are delighted to be part of your child’s learning and growth. We are committed to publishing more books for children in the next while as we simply have too much fun working (playing) on them.

    • Naomi Hyland
    • September 23rd, 2010

    My husband and I recently bought “Learn and Play” and “Learn to Count” while visiting the Makah Museum in Neah Bay. Love these books! They are beautiful. We’re now looking to get the other two as well as get some more for some new parent friends. Are these available in any US stores yet? We live in Seattle…

    Naomi Hyland

    • Lisa Maria Schlosser
    • October 24th, 2010

    I bought all books as soon as I saw them on our teacher’s store shelves. I may have to buy more, however, as they are already in high demand.

    It is wonderful to have early learning resources available that showcase First Nations art and culture.

    • Hi Lisa,

      Thanks so much for all your positive feedback. You’ll be happy to know we have more books and games coming down the pipeline very soon!

      Best Regards,

        • Lisa Maria
        • September 10th, 2011

        Hi Cristina,
        Our tribal school spends thousands of dollars buying specialty posters, trimmers, folders, bulletin board sets, etc with first nations imagery for our classrooms. Unfortunately, the only extensive producer of these educational items is based back east and, therefore, 99% of the imagery is from the Woodlands or Plains cultures. If the images on your board books were arranged on a single, poster-sized chart, for teaching colors, alphabet, numbers, etc., our teachers would snap them up. Also, they could be arranged in long strips as bulletin board trimmers…really there are many educational applications for your beautiful images and we are DESPERATE for West Coast representations of art.
        Please email me if you would like to discuss further, I am so excited about your educational resources, I want to see them in every school!

    • Kitty Eddy
    • November 12th, 2010

    Providing culturally relevant materials in schools is essential for students and teachers. These books are fantastic. Gunalchéesh.

    • Hi Kitty,

      Thanks so much for your comment – we hope to continue to provide these much-needed materials. Cheers!

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