Book Review: First Big Book of Why
Book Review: National Geographic Little Kids: First Big Book of Why
Is your child constantly asking Why? If so, this is the book for them (and you). This book is great for two main things. One for answering some of those Why questions. My limited recollection of scientific facts does not produce many sufficient answers to questions like "Mama, why are my toes wrinkly?" Although the internet is great, I like being able to refer them to other sources of information.
And two, for feeding those curious minds. This book has whys that my children have not thought of and some they might never. I love the gorgeous photography that is standard for National Georgraphic books. Children love the photos and the information. It is a carefully curated collection of photos and information that is fascinating to young inquisitive children.
One of my absolute favorite parts is after you've studied the pictures and shared the facts, many of the pages either offer an experiment or simple encourage exploration by asking more questions. It is an excellent answer to STEM related questions and stimulation for further learning. This is a fantastic resource for preschoolers and early elementary schooler.
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Why by Amy Shields
*Answer questions with simple experiments. For example, the Why Does My Skin Wrinkle in the Tub? asked what would happen if your skin was made of paper. To find out, we brought some different kinds of paper with us into the bathtub. They quickly figured out that paper changes in the water, that it tears easily when it is wet, and no, it would not make good skin.
*Check out the full series of National Geographic Little Kids books for something more specific to your child's interests.
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