The Essential Skills series consists of 6 books and is written specially for the preschooler. It reinforces concepts and essential skills relevant to this age and beyond, enhance their understanding of the things around them and motivates them to explore and learn more. There are useful ideas at the bottom of each page for parents and teachers to discuss with the children. This will enable the children to go beyond the activity to enhance learning and stimulate their minds. In this way, they increase their knowledge of the world around them, cultivate an enquiring mind and improve their ability to express themselves and their thinking through speech. Through this interactive process, communication between parent/teacher and child is cultivated.