Welcome to the first week of Homeschool Show and Tell. Here you can share the fabulous finds and fun resources that you utilize in your homeschool. Sure, you can share curriculum if something is truly rocking your world, but I’m envisioning the primary focus of the Show and Tell to be on those little items and resources that you stumble upon that make the educator in you squeal with delight.
If you blog, feel free to grab this image for your post. It’s not necessary in order to link-up but it’s available for those that want to link back. If you don’t blog I’d love for you to share your resources in the comments section or by using the hashtag #HomeschoolShowAndTell on your favorite social media outlet.
My Show and Tell item:
Laura and Grandpa – Discovering Science Together books
You don’t have to adhere to a Charlotte Mason educational approach in order to appreciate living books. Homeschoolers just love living books— books that are written by someone with a passion for a certain subject; books that grab your attention with their narrative storytelling versus the traditional dry text-book style of other resources; books that educate AND entertain.
Recently my girls and I attended a Family Night at a local museum and met the author of one such living book. Dr. Robert H. Krupp has centered his life around his passion as he strives to instill a love of science and a sense of awe for the marvel of our universe into those he meets.
His series of children’s books, Laura and Grandpa Discovering Science Together, are his attempt to foster in children the desire to ask and ponder the whys, hows, and whats that surround them.
By using a story telling format and adding in easy experiments that families can do together, Dr. Krupp has creating fun and engaging science books for young children.
My girls and I were lucky to be introduced to his books at the museum where stations had already been set up so we could complete some of the experiments outlined in the books.
But perhaps the greatest perk of this particular series is that it gives us a chance to make our own grandpa the central figure to our day’s learning.