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.
You knew it was coming. Didn’t you?
I love it when Hollywood makes a film based on a favorite book and almost gets it right, or at least gets the message right. It doesn’t happen often, but it would be hard to base a film on R.J. Palacio’s Wonder without it turning out… well, wonderful.
You knew I was saving the best for last. But you can’t blame me. It’s not my fault Dickens did his first U.S. public reading in December and gave me an excuse to highlight one of his many brilliant books.
That’s totally on him.
Oliver Twist wasn’t the first Dickens the boys and I read together, but it was one of the most enjoyable. Maybe because it was about a young boy and they could relate to it. Maybe because it showcases such a clear delineation between good and bad and proves that those labels have nothing to do with class.
Maybe because we did so many fun activities while we read.