Motherhood to 3 amazing kids, Wifedom to 1 remarkable husband, giving back to the community, getting involved, creating, and having fun! Helping to bring art, culture, and awareness to kids and families through Barefoot Books, theatre classes, storytelling, writing,and a general love of creativity. That's a story mama.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Barefoot Math and Science
These days we understand the importance of Math and Science in helping our kids to be competitive in a global world. Barefoot Books offers many fun titles that either directly, or indirectly, deepen children's understanding, interest, and practice of Math and Science. Here are just a few that let you learn and play all at the same time! Click, to visit my Barefoot Books site to begin shopping now!
40 fun outdoor activities and games
Get outside and grow with some child-friendly fun with gardening! Kids’ Garden includes forty activities and games and an eight-page booklet that contains information on gardening tools, year-round plant care and garden safety. These step-by-step instructions are enhanced by colorful collage artwork on each double-sided card and they create a fun and easy way for budding green-thumbs to plant, investigate, learn and experiment.
40 Fun and Healthy Recipes to Make and Share
Step into the kitchen for some child-friendly fun with food. The forty recipes in this colorful deck are based around the five main food groups, and offer a healthy and exciting way to learn about cooking.
Home for a Tiger, Home for a Bear
Dig underground with moles, soar high into the mountains with eagles, and travel down a tropical river with crocodiles. This rhyming selection explores the homes of many different creatures, and includes educational endnotes about the animals and their habitats. Ages 3-8.
Share the message, hear the song, and see Whole World come to life! Barefoot Books is donating ten percent of sales from Whole World to benefit global conservation. Sing around the planet, from high in the mountains to low in the valleys, in every town and every city, and with all the fish and birds, trees and flowers! Includes eco-tips on how to live green and a catchy singalong CD, sung by Fred Penner.
The Real Princess
A Mathemagical Tale
Practice your math skills while enjoying this quirky take on "The Princess and the Pea." The King and Queen and their three sons are on the search for a real princess, but it is only the Queen who knows the secret. After the story, there is an opportunity for readers to test their counting skills with fun number games. Book with CD edition includes story read by actress Juliet Stevenson. Ages 4 to 9.
My Granny Went to Market
A Round-the-World Counting Rhyme
Fly away with Granny and count with her from one to ten as she spins around the world on an unforgettable shopping trip. This colorful, rhyming story is followed by a counting page for reinforced learning. Ages 3-7.
One Moose, Twenty Mice
Count the animals from one to twenty while searching for the cat in this lively hide-and-seek selection that introduces animals like frogs, whales, monkeys, ducks, hens and elephants. Ages 1-4
So much of what our kids learn and value in their education comes from their parents' interests and values. Sometimes it's hard for us parents to get interested in the details of complex math and science. Having books around the house that we read together which illustrate the importance of these skills and put that knowledge into practical applications is a huge part of how parents can get involved in our kids' education.
Some ways that we can help our kids get excited about Math, Science, and More:
Money play; pretend store, earning cash for work, etc. My kids earn a certain amount of money for each task and if they don't do something on their list they don't get paid. There is a potential earning for each week and an actual earning. This helps them to see what their work is worth.
Learning music is a wonderful creative outlet but it also helps kids with fractions, counting, languages, reading, and discipline.
Cooking helps kids understand fractions, chemistry, organization, and process.
Outside play, gardening, and animal care promote an appreciation for earth science and exploration and a connection to their environment.
Experimenting, asking questions, and letting them "see what will happen when" gets kids excited about learning and builds confidence.
Art projects helps instill creativity to be sure, but also problem solving and critical thinking skills.
Reading together sets the tone for a future of loving books and reading.
These are just a few ways that Barefoot Books is helping you to raise engaged, responsible, well-rounded kids who love to learn and read. Please visit my Barefoot Books website to check out all of these selections and so many more! Contact me directly with questions, to chat, or to discuss how you can make Barefoot Books part of your life by joining my team or hosting an event!
Remember that a portion of my March sales will be donated to Slow Food RVA, an organization dedicated to bringing healthy, local, delicious food to communities in the Greater Richmond area. Thanks and Happy Wednesday!