I’ve been wanting to take a look at the Baby Loves Science series forever. When book 5 came out in May 2018, I knew it was time.
Babies, toddlers and preschoolers are explorers and scientists; they are constantly discovering new things and trying to figure out how the world works. Baby Loves Gravity! (Baby Loves Science) by Ruth Spiro and illustrated by Irene Chan introduces the vocabulary they’ll need to explore the concept of gravity.
Using short sentences, age-appropriate examples, and colorful illustrations the book will entice babies, toddlers and preschoolers.
“Gravity is even at the park!
Baby climbs up…
…and gravity helps him down.
Whee! Baby loves gravity.
Some question the validity of introducing high-level science concepts to toddlers whose brains aren’t fully developed yet (for example, Kirkus). On the other hand, it is easy to underestimate children. I’ve had a four year old explain to me that he didn’t want to go faster than the speed of light because he wouldn’t be able to see where he was going. My feeling is that if they are interested in gravity, you will know. If they aren’t, go on to something that does interest them.
Give Baby Loves Gravity a try. If nothing else, you will be prepared to answer all the non-stop why questions you are going to get.
Experiments with gravity for elementary-aged kids at Growing with Science
Age Range: 3 and up
Series: Baby Loves Science (Book 5)
Board book: 22 pages
Publisher: Charlesbridge; Brdbk edition (May 1, 2018)
Another in the series:
Baby Loves Quarks! (Baby Loves Science) by Ruth Spiro and illustrated by Irene Chan
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