Spring is the perfect time to do an animal study with your kids. The increase in activity after the winter months provides opportunities to see more animals in nature than at any other time of year.
What better way to begin an animal study than picture books? Sure, picture books tend to personify animals, but good ones also provide insight into where animals live, what they like, and what behaviors we can expect from them.
Government can be tricky to teach. It fascinates me and my boys, but I’ve known plenty of people of all ages who find learning about how it works to be boring.
It’s not boring. It’s awesome.
If you’re looking for a fun and engaging way to teach government to your littles, look no further than the closest good Dystopian novel.
If you ask me what historical periods I am most acquainted with, it would be a toss-up between Victorian England and the Dark Ages. I know things about these time periods that on a daily basis look like just worthless trivia, but they enrich my life and my perceptions in more ways than I can list.
Why do I know so much about those eras? Well, I’ve mentioned before that Charles Dickens is my all-time favorite author. (So, yeah, I’m even up on the French Revolution.) And my dirty little secret is that I seriously own more than 100 books about the Arthurian legends.
Seriously. Yes, I have read them all.
I know, sounds impossible, right?
Reading is already So Much Fun, how could we make it funner?!
Well, not everyone agrees with that. In fact, my beautiful husband would disagree entirely. So might some of your littles. So how do we engage them, make them want to follow through on those 24, 240, or 863 pages of Awesome Fiction? Well, I have some ideas.