It’s been a hot Summer so far, no doubt. One of these ways we beat the heat this month was taking a trip up to Portland to visit the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. Fun, learning, and air conditioning? Yes, please.
Posts Tagged ‘Homeschool’
“Draw 50 Sea Creatures” by Lee J. Ames with Erin Harvey is a step-by-step drawing book that will appeal to any Ocean lover. In this book, one is prompted to mimic the making of Sea Creature-themed pictures. There are penguins, fish, sea plants, crustaceans, sharks, whales, and a number of other ocean creatures and life found in and near the sea.
“Draw 50 OutSpace” by Lee J. Ames with Erin Harvey is a step-by-step drawing book that will appeal to any space enthusiast. In this book, one is prompted to mimic the making of space-themed pictures. There are astronauts, space stations, rockets, planets, space rocks, satellites, rovers, and a plethora of other space-themed things.
Benji & the 24 Pound Banana Squash is a fun book based on actual events that happened in author Alan Fox’s life when he was eight years old. The story demonstrates perseverance, love, and patience through the adventures of planting, growing, harvesting, and reaping the delicious benefits one’s hard work and curiosity.
To my six-year-old son and 9-year-old daughter’s delight, I presented to them Travel Brix a few weeks ago. Note there are small pieces so these are not recommended for children ages three and under. This set great for at home and as packaged on the go. You can take these in the car, on a plane, and for any and all short or long times away from home.
Busy Bags Kids Will Love: Make-Ahead Activity Kits for a Happy Preschooler and Stress-Free Parent By Sara McClure is a great resource! The Activities and ideas within are meant to be just more than a distraction but will also challenge children to think, recognize colors/shapes/numbers/patterns, build motor skills, and improve vocabulary in a fun hands-on way. The busy bags projects in this book are intended for children ages 3-6 years old.