Zoobs are not just letter cards. Zoobuka is a project!
I got acquainted with Zoobuka during the period of creating the illustrations. The small family team behind the project had a great idea to show the whole process by sharing photos on the @Zobuka page. So we gradually became involved in every step of the creation and the impatience grew imperceptibly.
Zoobuka cards are 30 double-sided cards with the letters of the Bulgarian alphabet. First of all, they impress with their minimalist design. The front side of the letter is represented by a letter through an associative illustration of an animal and a short inscription “B is for a Sparrow”. On the back of the black background are only the main “B” and regularly (slightly) “c”. The cards are soft and elastic and have a great matte finish. And now I will tell you why all this is so special. & Nbsp;
The minimalist layout helps to focus on the important. Often children’s materials can be overloaded with visual information that stimulates children’s attention too much. The wonderful associative illustration together with the sound information helps the child to gather an idea of these very abstract signs, which for us are letters. And the back of the card introduces the child to the fact that these signs have variations. Something they will have to face sharply later. For a child with dyslexia, it will probably be easier to form the idea that the letter “K” is a crocodile with green scaly skin, and the letter “G” is a tall giraffe with soft fur – & nbsp; thus a complete inner impression is built, which includes cognitive features from different senses. And since it has been collecting its “database”, the sound “e” has two main variants in which it can meet them – “E” and “e”. This may seem like nothing new, but it is difficult for a dyslexic person to distinguish some of the same letters shown in a sea of letters as this paragraph. For this reason, when I saw the vision of the maps, I immediately sent my proposal to the authors to use the Adys font, or at least the font in Bulgarian Cyrillic. (And I won’t go into explanations anymore, because it will be too long.) And as a finishing touch is the stable box with magnetic closure, so that children can collect their own cards. In this way they will develop another skill – tidying up and taking care of things and space. This is how learning can be really fun! & Nbsp; & nbsp;
& nbsp; The Zoo site also has great posters in full color and coloring books. But as I said, Zoobuka is a Project. On the site you can find free downloadable materials for additional stimulating card games, for cutting and gluing, for developing fine motor skills, more resources that I will talk about later and a Digital Book for free download with amazing suggestions for learning through play by @ offlinekids.bg and Kristina Orsova.
You can find them on the website: https://zoobuka.com/
On Facebook or Instagram: @ Zoobuka