Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Homeschooling: Vintage Nature Stories for Kindergarten - Second Grade
The Baldwin Project has reprinted many of these classic texts under Yesterday's Classics publishers. I've purchased a few via Amazonand Barnes & Noble with gift cards. Take advantage of the holiday promotional discounts if you use a credit card or Paypal. I read that Paypal is offering a 30% off coupon beginning 12/1/08. Barnes & Noble has got some good ones as well.
I noticed that they have a really nice set of nature story books by Clara Dillingham Pierson:
"If you have been looking for nature stories to read to your kindergarten age child, look no further! Clara Dillingham Pierson, a Froebel kindergarten teacher in Michigan at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries, has written a lovely series of nature stories ideally suited for children ages 4 to 7. Each chapter offers the story of one animal interacting with other animals in its community."
Among the Forest People
Among the Meadow People
Among the Night People
Among the Pond People
These are so cute; I wish I had known about them when my son was younger, but I'll use them with my daughter's science curriculum.
Here are the free etexts at The Baldwin Project for the above books.
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