Did you know that May is Get Caught Reading month? Why not get caught reading some great science books and do some hands-on activities, too?
Carrots Grow Underground by Mari Schuh
Reading level: Beginning/Easy Reader (Ages 4-8)
Summary: Describes and illustrates the life cycle of carrots and other root vegetables using appropriate first-grade vocabulary. Contains Glossary, Read More, Internet Sites and Index.
Illustrations: Color photographs
Comments: The formatting is perfect for the age group. The illustrations are yummy, and are consistent with one another in composition. Makes you want to get out there and plant some seeds, or even better, eat some fresh vegetables.
Serve carrots and other root vegetables as snacks after reading these books (preferably whole carrots)
Find an appropriate container or plot of soil and plant some carrot seeds
As thoughts turn to summer, parents and children might be looking for fun science books to read, especially ones with accompanying hands-on activities.
For the next few weeks I am going to review a number of children’s science books with suggested activities. As the review posts go up, I will add links to them here to create a master list. The links below will take you to reviews and activities for each title.
(If you have any blog posts about interesting children’s science books you would like included, feel free to leave a link in the comments.)
All these books can be found at your local library.