Sunday, October 19, 2014

Living with Learning

Jackson, 4.5yo, sorting through our box of dollar-store plastic animals: "Mom, I took out all the ocean animals. Is a frog an ocean animal? Oh, and the stegosaurus is just pretending to be an ocean animal."

Jason, 1.5yo, browsing some number books before dinner. This is the Met's Museum Numbers book. 

The Learning Tower was 75 percent off (plus I had store credit) at our local children's resale shop. Jackson is already using it for many activities, including chopping Brussels sprouts for dinner. 

Bonus post from this morning:

First words I heard from kiddo this morning were an obviously dad-prompted apology: "Mom, I'm sorry I wrote on the couch in the garage." Me, groggy: "OK, thank you for taking responsibility but why would you do that?" J: "I wanted to practice my writing!" (I am totally secretly proud of this but will never tell him.)

Saturday, October 18, 2014

The Random House Easy-to-Read Science Library

The Random House Easy-to-Read Science Library

Physical Science and Mathematics

Your Wonderful World of Science by Mae and Ira Freeman
Simple Machines and How They Work by Elizabeth N. Sharp
The Story of the Atom by Mae and Ira Freeman
The Story of Electricity by Mae and Ira Freeman
The Story of Chemistry by Mae and Ira Freeman
The Story of Numbers by Patricia Lauber

Space and Astronomy

The Sun, the Moon, and the Stars by Mae and Ira Freeman
The Earth in Space by John and Cathleen Polgreen
Rockets into Space by Alexander L. Crosby and Nancy Larrick
Satellites in Outer Space by Isaac Asimov

Earth and Weather

Rocks All Around Us by Anne Terry White
In the Days of the Dinosaurs by Roy Chapman Andrews
Danger! Icebergs Ahead! by Lynn and Gray Poole
Hurricanes, Tornadoes, and Blizzards by Kathryn Hitte

Life Science

Your Body and How It Works by Patricia Lauber
Mammals and How They Live by Robert M. McClung
The Friendly Dolphins by Patricia Lauber

Illustrated throughout in two colors. $1.95 each
RANDOM HOUSE, INC., 457 Madison Avenue, New York 22, N.Y.

"A welcome series, packed with basic information, with a fine synthesis of illustrations and text. Outstanding quality." Child Study
"This series for young readers lives up to the fine standards that Random House has set for its science publications." Harry Milgrom, Supervisor of Science, New York City Elementary Schools