So how could you celebrate today besides donning green and hopping around? Leap frog is silly and works on gross motor skills. But how about turning it into a STEM experiment by having your kids measure the distance that they jump using a tape measure?
And of course, read some frog books like this Tadpole & Frogs book. Hardbound for just $4.99. Here are some Quicklinks on Usborne UK's site where you can continue to explore frogs.
Or how about folding those origami frogs that jump when you tap their backside? This site shows you some fun games to play after you've folded them. http://www.itsybitsyfun.com/blog/how-to-make-an-origami-frog-that-jumps
These plastic cup jumping frogs look like so much fun! http://deceptivelyeducational.blogspot.com/2014/05/plastic-cup-jumpin-frogs.html
Whatever you do, hop back here and let us know what things you tried today!!
There's something about outer space that draws us all in, no matter our age. For me, it's because for every known fact, there are a million unanswered questions. The possibility of life on another planet, in another solar system, in another galaxy is a mystery that is fun to contemplate, though it may not be determined in my lifetime. For my kids everything about the night sky is fun (the bright moon, the twinkling stars, the dark sky). Usborne Books has a wonderful variety of space-themed books that will take your child on the most wonderful mysterious adventure through outer space.
This is Part 2 in a series of posts recommending titles covering everything medieval (castles, kings, queens, princes, princesses, knights, and wizards). If you missed Part 1 about castles, click here.
Since Usborne Publishing is the biggest and most successful independent children’s book publisher in the UK, it makes sense that we would carry a TON of titles about castles, kings, queens, knights, princes, princesses, and wizards. Today's post is dedicated to our wide variety of castle-based books that your children will LOVE. We have noisy books, flap books, sticker books, and even a slot-together 3D castle kit that is a great birthday gift & activity to do with your child.
In honor of Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, here are my recommendations for books about celebrations, carnivals, masks, costumes, and beads! And for anyone who might be giving up sweets for the next six weeks, I've included a "sweet" recommendation and something to read instead of reaching for that bag of chips or candy!
Now that it is November, the focus in our house has been Thanksgiving. We've found the cutest crafts on Pinterest and my kids are eager to make our decorations this year. However, I wanted to teach my kids that Thanksgiving is more than turkeys, corn, Native Americans, & Pilgrims. My kids love Usborne Books, so I checked the catalog for Thanksgiving-themed books. When I couldn't find much, I realized it's because Usborne Books is a British publishing company, and Thanksgiving is an American Holiday. Here are the Usborne Books that I recommend and a way for your kids to show their gratitude year round.
Here's a great article about the importance of music on your child's development. Read the article and come back here to learn about the fabulous musical CD books I found in our catalog. (In a separate blog entry, I'll write about our interactive music books).
October is here and that means Halloween is around the corner. But Halloween doesn't have to be all about candy! Reading can be a treat too. These books will turn any Halloween Bash into a Monster Mash!
I'm a mother of two bookworms and have a passion for sharing the joy of reading.
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