Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Oscar and the Bat – a book about sound by Geoff Waring

This book is fascinating because it introduces science at a young age. Children love the world around them and if their curiosity is fostered, they are able to advance and explore even deeper. These books explain simple concepts from science in a way that interests children. In this book, Oscar, a cat, learns to listen to the world. He hears birds, grasshoppers, crickets and learns about how dolphins and snakes and hummingbirds communicate. This book can be read to small children and then for adventure, go outside and listen for sounds in your yard and try to figure out how those animals produce them. To apply these concepts make a book of sounds with your preschool children.

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