Nearly fifty years ago, Reyn Guyer created the original Nerf ball. The lightweight toy appealed to many because it couldn't cause any damage! Since then, Nerf has blasted its way to becoming one of Hasbros top brands. Learn more about the evolution of Nerf in this fun book for active minds.
Complete a variety of fun science experiments while enjoying fun in the sun at the beach.
Complete a variety of fun science experiments in your own backyard.
Complete a variety of fun science experiments dealing with cars.
Complete a variety of fun science experiments with the plants in your garden.
Complete a variety of fun science experiments using the equipment at your favorite playground.
In Paper Airplanes, early fluent readers explore the physics behind this popular make-it-yourself toy. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they explore how a paper airplane works. An infographic explores the aerodynamic differences between different folds, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about paper airplanes using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Paper Airplanes also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.
This book teaches readers how to plan and write comic books. They will discover ways of brainstorming ideas for a comic book story, how to outline a plot using a three-act organizational structure, how to incorporate dialogue and descriptions, and how to write clear and detailed instructions for an artist to draw the accompanying illustrations. A variety of activities provide hints and tips along the way to support the process of planning, organizing, and writing the narrative of a comic book story.
Around the world, makers come together to share their ideas and inventions at Maker Faires. Readers will integrate visual information with text and learn technical word meanings as they read what it is like to visit these incredible events and see some of the world's most innovative new projects. They will also find out how to volunteer at Maker Faires or event plan their own maker events.
Makers often come together to form communities where they can exchange ideas and equipment. Readers will set foot in some of the world's most interesting makerspaces and see what kinds of tools makers use to create their projects. They will also learn how to find makerspaces of their own.
From the author of V is for Viking: A Minnesota Alphabet and North Star Numbers: A Minnesota Number Book comes yet another reason to enjoy learning about this north woods state. Kathy-jo Wargin's poetic puzzles are perfectly paired with dual photos of Minnesota scenery and landmarks. Taken by Great Lakes photographer Ed Wargin, one in each pair of photos has undergone a slight change. Can you spot the difference? This visual treat is a charming way to acquaint beginning readers with the great state of Minnesota and its wonders.In addition to penning the first book in this new series, I Spy with My Little Eye Minnesota, Kathy-jo Wargin's other books celebrating the Great Lakes region include the 2001 IRA Children's Choice Award winner The Legend of the Loon and The Edmund Fitzgerald: Song of the Bell. Ed Wargin has been a working artist for nearly twenty years, having started his successful career in commercial advertising photography. Ed's work has been published in numerous magazines and publications throughout the world. He and Kathy-jo, along with their son, Jake, live in Petoskey, Michigan.
Complete a variety of fun science experiments using basic gym equipment.
The books in the Hola, English! series were written for Spanish-speaking children new to English and English-speaking children whose parents or teachers want to introduce a foreign language early on. Max and Sarah Build a Snowman teaches numbers and counting within the context of the familiar hide-and-seek game.
What do you call a book that both tickles your funny bone and tests your brain? That's an easy one: Hah-Larious Riddles! Here are dozens of riddles to keep your noggin working hard!
Where will the rocket ship take us?
Put on dress-up clothes. It’s time for some fun!
Teach early Social Studies concepts and foundational reading skills with this precisely leveled text.
Teach early Social and Emotional Development concepts and foundational reading skills with this precisely leveled text.
Have you ever played cards on a rainy afternoon? Do you and your friends play jump rope, play hide-and-go-seek, or play Red Rover? If you did, then you were enjoying a folk game. Learn more about these games, including the long history behind: face cards; tag; hide-and-go-seek; some board games; and baseball. Games help us deal with life. They give us physical exercise. They challenge our minds . . . and most of all they fill our lives with fun.
A look at the many ways we communicate through writing.
For most of the 1800s, children were considered small, unruly adults who needed to be strictly disciplined and put to useful work as soon as they were able. The very concept of childhood itself, as a carefree, innocent time, is a result of increasing economic stability and changing family roles in the 1800s. Before child welfare laws were enacted and compulsory education enforced, children made up an important part of the industrial and agricultural workforce in 1800s America. Toys and time for games and fun may have been a luxury, but kids will be kids, and the adults that loved them made sure their lives weren't all work and no play. The establishment of public schools, more humane working conditions, and expanding economic opportunities helped improve the life of Americas children in the 1800s, but they worked hard and their pleasures were simple ones.
With a six day workweek, long hours on the job, and the hard labor required to keep house, leisure time was precious in the 1800s. Without recorded music, radio, movies, TV, video games, or the Internet, Americans had to make their own fun, and most of it was simple and very low tech - singing around the family piano, visiting with neighbors, or picnicking in the woods. In the bigger towns and cities, theaters offered live, professional entertainment ranging from classic plays to raucous minstrel shows. In the smaller towns and rural areas, people waited anxiously for those few times a year when a traveling show or circus might come through the area. As the 1800s progressed, leisure time and economic resources increased for many Americans and a more sophisticated public demanded new and more exciting amusements. Read all about America at play in the 1800s!
Readers use clues to predict the name of an animal.
Kids learn to safely bake and decorate cupcakes, cookies, and cakes for special occastions using the illustrated step-by-step directions.
Over 40 crafts and 8 fun crafts to make your Kids Halloween Party unforgettable! Games include: Sock Wrestling, Witchy Wart, Pumpkin Leg Toss, Zombie Tag, Halloween Pumpkin Hunt, Pumpkin Bowling, Pass The Witch's Broom, Monster Statues, Halloween Sticker Stalker, Spider Obstacle Course, Bug Hunt, Spider Web, Belching Contest, Face to Face, Poor Kitty, Ghost Catcher 1, Ghost Catcher 2, Halloween Memory Game, Mummy Maker, Scary Message, Zombies, Ghost Waiter, Mummy Hands, Weaving a Scary Tale, Bat Walk, Liver Toss, Broomstick Relay, Ring the Witch Hat, Halloween Bone Hunt, Who's The Ghost?, The Legend of Herbert Smear, Worms In a Pie, Gross Eating Contest, Soda Roulette, Icky Cobwebs, Lost Eyeball, Monster Soup, What Smells?, Egg Float and Eyeball Relay. Crafts include: Worm Feast, Homemade Boogers, Skeleton Art, Spider T-Shirts, Haunted Soles, Spider Bracelets, Glue Ghosts, and Horrible Hands.