The need for a ‘go to’ activity is essential for every busy parent and teacher! These activities afford valuable learning and development opportunities for children from physical, intellectual to emotional and social skills. They require only the use of everyday objects making them perfect for the home or classroom.
Do you like sweet or tart apples? Visit a farm to discover how apples grow, what the different types of apples are, and how they taste. Make some delicious applesauce, and discover how to find the star inside every apple. Includes a recipe for applesauce and ideas for an apple tasting party.
In this charmingly illustrated story, a father and his daughter use fresh-picked apples to bake a delicious apple tart. Pairs with the nonfiction title Let's Look at Apple Trees.
What ingredients are needed to make a nourishing bean soup? Appealing text and illustrations will draw emergent readers into the story. Pairs with the nonfiction title Let's Look at Beans.
While Mom makes pumpkin soup, Ravi prepares the pumpkin seeds. Lively text and illustrations will draw in beginning readers. Pairs with the nonfiction title Let's Look at Pumpkins.
Math is everywhere - in nature, in machines, in space and even in us! At first, it might not be obvious but this cross-curricular series leads young readers all around our mathematical world. Using a topic-based approach each title explores and explains how math can be found in almost everything we do.
There are so many fun things to do on a warm, sunny day!
Snow day, snow play! Molly's ready for fun. But mom won't let her leave the house until she's put on a snowsuit. "I HATE BOOTS!" Molly wails.
Buffy ran. Jenny ran. And soon everyone is running, too. The chase is on! Where could they be going so fast? Just like all the characters, young readers will scream with pleasure when they find out.
Ink, Wink, and Blink complain they have nothing to do, despite enough toys to keep an army of kids busy. But the three eventually find some hilariously slapstick ways to entertain themselves…and readers, too!
Buzzy the donkey has fun playing with a balloon until it pops and he must find another way to entertain himself.
Max and Sarah Build a Snowman teaches numbers and counting within the context of the familiar hide-and-seek game.
Ken and Jen are a brother-and-sister pair who pretend to bake a cake while playing outside. Will their parents go along with the fun and eat the mud cake?
The warm summer sun means time for a splashing good time. Picnics with friends and family, sand castles at the beach. Fireworks in the night sky, and ice pop treats in Sweet Summer.
Research suggests that children who develop locomotor, balance, and manipulative skills at a young age are more likely to participate in physical activities throughout their lives. This action-packed title introduces these fundamental movement skills and provides readers with fun ways to incorporate them into their everyday activities.
“Can You Swing Your Arms?” is perfect to get kids moving, exercising, and having fun. From swinging their arms around and around, to touching the ground and marching in place, young children will feel energized and happy. This adorable book will reinforce early literacy skills, too!
There are so many fun things to do outside. This beginning reader focuses on action words and encourages kids to get up and get moving. Like all Discover Reading, level 1 readers, We Play features short sentences and beginning sight words along with activities in the back to continue the learning experience.
Kids like to play and draw and sing and dance. They all like different things and they all like each other. I Like is part of the Reading Stars series. Reading Star books are for kids at the very beginning of a lifetime love of reading. Each book features less than 50 words and uses repetition to build confidence. I Like is 24 pages long and features 16 different words to master.
If I had a cat, I would play with it. If you had a cat, what would you do with it? What would it do with you? This funny beginning reader is perfect for kids who think they want a cat. With 28 unique words, If I had a Cat, is part of the Reading Stars series and makes a great book for kids just starting out in their love of reading.
Get out the toys! Classic toys converge in this collection of photos of toys ranging from blocks to trucks to teddy bears. Each page features one bright photograph with the toy's name. Used as a jump start for interaction, Discover Series Picture Books are a great way to introduce new images, words and concepts to kids.
Rubber Ducky--you make bath time so much fun! Filled with rubber duck photos, this books is perfect for readers who would rather spend the whole day in the tub. Used as a jump start for interaction, Discover Series Picture Books are a great way to introduce new images, words and concepts to kids.
Kids love to play dress up! Part of the Discover Series, ALL DRESSED UP is a fun way for kids to use their imaginations to try on different costumes. Used as a jumpstart for interaction, Discover Series Picture Books are a great way to introduce new words, images and ideas to kids.
It's a beautiful day for a yellow umbrella! Bright, retro-inspired illustrations accompany a little girl on her dreamy day with a yellow umbrella.
One bored kid. Two exasperated parents. A collection of favorite activities presented by zany animals. In this little book, kids can choose a calm or active idea and enlist parents and caregivers in the fun. Activities are designated "red" or "blue" so parents can set the guidelines and let kids do the choosing. With each activity lasting only around 15 minutes, you’re sure to be able to carve out the time to make lasting memories with your child.
Danny collects some socks, goggles and a cape to create his costume of Super Danny.