One of my favorite topics to share is preschool science activities. Young kids are such enthusiastic learners! One way I like to introduce science concepts is by reading books together. I compiled a list of 10 preschool science books for read-alouds last year and here are a couple more you can add to the list (contains affiliate links):
- Are You a Ladybug? Backyard Books by Judy Allen and Tudor Humphries: I just love these Backyard Book series. We own and have read most of them!
- The Big Dipper by Franklyn M. Branley: A nice book to introduce stars and the concept of constellations.
- Air is All Around You by Franklyn M. Branley: You can’t see it or smell it but we can’t live without it—air! Another great science concept book by Franklyn Branley.
- A Tree is a Plant by Clyde Robert Bulla: Does your child realize that a tree is a plant? This book covers what a tree needs to grow and discusses the tree’s life cycle through the seasons.
- Big Tracks, Little Tracks Following Animal Prints by Millicent E. Selsam: Be a nature detective and figure out which animal made these tracks! Learn how to identify tracks made by lots of different animals, from a dog to a seagull.
Today I’m giving one reader all those books listed above plus: A Wild Animals Toob — we love to use these Toobs for hands on science activities and pretend play. Sometimes I make sensory boxes with the plastic toys, or other times I let my kids decide how they want to use them. You can use them for sorting, classifying, identification games and more. Here’s how we use the fish-themed Toob: All About Fish. A $5 gift certificate to one of my favorite online homeschool sites– CurrClick! They have downloadable curriculum and online classes- so there are many ways to use your certificate! Wondering how CurrClick’s online classes work? Check out a recent review I did: CurrClick Online Classes.