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Volcanoes for kids

Erupting volcanoVolcanoes are, with no doubt, among the most amazing phenomena in the world. From ancient myths to modern headlines, volcanoes are among the world’s most amazing phenomena. It is important for our little ones to understand the world around them, including a knowledge of science. If your child show interest in volcanoes, allow him or her to expand their interest with educational activities related to volcanoes for kids. And the variety of volcanoes for kids-related accessories is wide : toys, scientific kits, books or documentaries. For example, the Volcano Making Kit will allow you child to discover the wonderful world of volcanoes while developing his or her manual skills. The Volcano Making Kit is definitely an entertaining product, both for the child and the parent. Putting together the volcano is in itself a fun activities and the results, the volcano eruption (big, bubbly eruptions) will bring lots of ohhh and awwwws. The Mega Volcano is another great volcano kit to share with your children. The Mega Volcano is bigger than the Volcano Making Kit, but is also more expensive.

How about reading some informative books about volcanoes before or after building the volcano, to understand the concept but also watch the breathtaking pictures of volcanoes, which will fire up the interest in those natural phenomena even more. The volcanoes for kids books Volcanoes and Earthquakes from DK Eyewitness is a great book susceptible to interest young like adults. DK Eyewitness is well know science books for kids publisher and you and your child will be pleased with the quality of the book, information and illustrations. National Geographic carries a great documentary on DVD about volcanoes (National Geographic – Volcano!. If you like the Hollywood special effects, you and your kid will not be disappointed with the documentary on DVD : not only they are fantastic, but they are real! While both the DVD and the book are quite informative and have great images, if you are buying for a young child or toddler, you may want to start with a more basic introduction. Volcanoes (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) is a great basic book about volcanoes that will suit any child between 3-8 years of age. The volcanoes for kids book provides stunning pictures as well as good comprehensive information for younger children.

Interesting facts about volcanoes:

1. A volcano is a usually a mountain and acts as a hole that let liquid rock and gas erupt when active.
2. Magma vs lava. Magma is the liquid rock inside the volcano and lava is the magma that is flowing out of the volcano.
3. There are 1510 “active” volcanoes in the world.
4. Some volcanoes are under the water, deep in the oceans.
5. The Ring of Fire is a belt around the Pacific ocean that holds more than half of the world’s volcanoes.

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Dinosaurs books for kids

Dinosaurs have always fascinated, adults and kids. For years and still nowadays, paleontologists have studied fossils, bones, footprints. Because the world of dinosaurs is so fascinating, there are a lot of books and movies about dinosaurs. Finding a book about those creatures from the prehistoric time easy enough for a kid to understand can be difficult and some books contain very limited information. Here are some of the best dinosaurs books for kids.


National Geographic Dinosaurs (Hardcover) National Geographic Dinosaurs (Hardcover)
Age: 9-12
Pages: 192 pages
Breathtaking images and up-to-date information. This National Geographic doesn’t disappoint, it is a great overview of the pre-historic era our kids (and ourselves) just love so much!


Dinosaurs The Biggest Baddest Strangest Fastest (Hardcover)Dinosaurs!: The Biggest Baddest Strangest Fastest (Hardcover)

Age: 4-9
Pages: 64
A must have book for all junior paleontologists! Beautifully illustrated, you will find some of the most unusual disosaurs! A short but concise book with lots of great illustrations perfect for kids aged between 4 and 9.


Dinosaurs The Most Complete Up-to-Date Encyclopedia for Dinosaur LoversDinosaurs: The Most Complete, Up-to-Date Encyclopedia for Dinosaur Lovers of All Ages (Hardcover)
Age: 12 and over
Pages: 432
One of the most complete and up-to-date encyclopedia for dinosaurs fans. The book is rich in informative content about everything related to dinosaurs….from basics to higher-level concepts, an excellent book suitable for older children and teenagers.


My Big Dinosaur Book (My Big Board Books) (Board book)My Big Dinosaur Book (My Big Board Books)
Age: 2-5
Pages: 12 pages
Over 3 million books sold… This book will be a big hit for you little dinosaurs lovers! With bright and fun illustrations, we bet your child will carry this book everywhere!


First Dinosaur Encyclopedia (Hardcover)First Dinosaur Encyclopedia (Hardcover)
Age: 6-11
Pages: 128 pages
A well written and information book about dinosaurs. Tons of pictures and information about dinosaurs and eras to learn from the book.

Dig a Dino T-Rex
Future paleontologist kit : Dig a Dino T-Rex
And if you are purchasing dinosaurs books for kids, compliment it with a dinosaur toy to allow your child to compare the book and what dinosaurs really look like. Paleontology starter kits are also very educational and come with fake fossils and or footprints, allowing children to bring their passion for dinosaurs to another level, but also to develop their scientific understanding.

Houghton Mifflin books for children

Houghton Mifflin coverThe demand of quality children’s educational books and references is strong. Nowadays, emphasis is put into good education. Moreover, parents wants good educational products that can also be entertaining and allow the child’s interest to grow.
When it comes to publishing quality textbooks and other educational materials for both elementary and high school students, Houghton Mifflin is with no doubt a leader. The well-known publishing company also has an extensive line of other publications, including fiction and non-fiction for young readers or adults as well as a multitude of multimedia entertainment products.

Houghton Mifflin has an incredible list of award-winning children’s literature your children will benefit from. Their products will meet your demands as well as your child’s demand and allow them to learn faster and exponentially grow interest in books, science, math and more.

Houghton Mifflin books for children : Reading and English
Houghton Mifflin Reading are best-selling books for kids age k-6. When it comes to English textbooks, Houghton Mifflin has published well illustrated has produced a brilliantly illustrated text for teaching the basics of English. The books will help the teacher or parent go through the fundamentals of the English language. Questions are supplied to the educator are mostly organized into 3 different levels of difficulty, which are easy, average and challenging or difficult. Ready-to-use books that will give you a comprehensive hand.

Houghton Mifflin books for children : Maths
Houghton Mifflin Math textbooks provides solid results to help students from all grades to reach their goals. New concepts are also used, such as eMathbook, that reproduces the student book into an interactive electronic format and allow children to access the book from anywhere without having to carry the book and include includes printable fun activity pages.

Houghton Mifflin books for children : Science
Science books for kids from Houghton Mifflin give an accessible, standards-based, spiral curriculum covering life, earth, and physical science topics and leading students in grades K−6 to a deeper understanding of science content and concepts.

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How to choose Math books for kids

Looking for math books for your kids? The struggle of many parents is to decide what math books for kids is the most suitable for their child. How should you choose? What are the best math books for kids?

But choosing a book for your child is not always as easy as 1 plus 1 equal 2. Most teachers and educators will tell you, there isn’t “the best” book, but rather a great selection of decent quality children math books. The important thing, when looking for math books for kids, is to look at the two following elements.

First, the mathematical content, no doubts about it, is very important. The content should suit the child’s math level, and even exceed it. By choosing a children’s math book that will slightly exceed your kid’s math level, you will give your child the opportunity to go beyond their knowledge and have an advantage in class. By having more knowledge and skills, your child will pick up faster at school. However, it is important to remember not to exceed your child’s level by too much. If you give your child math books for kids that are way over their level and are too difficult for him or her to understand, the child can become discouraged and even start disliking learning math overall.

Second, the way the author approaches math problems and how the author is able to make it interesting enough so the child will be enjoying (as close as doing math can be enjoyable for a child) doing the exercices is an important element. If you are buying math books for kids as an addition to your child’s schooling, you should try to choose a math books for kids that will give him or her that feeling of doing homework, therefore allowing you child to enjoy it as much as possible.

Math books for kids should encourage observation, investigation, exploration, and discovery of patterns in math. Moreover, they should encourage creative thinking. Depending on your child, you may want to choose a book that have a lot of repetition in a certain type of exercises, or not.

Finally, remember that how you teach your child also plays an important in your child progress. You need to listen to your child’s needs, to use an incremental step-by-step approach and to review exercises and problems with your kid.

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Me and My Place in Space (Dragonfly Books) (Paperback)

Me and My Place in Space (Dragonfly Books)
For: Kindergarten – Grade 3 / Ages 4-8
Subject: Space
Rating: 4.5 stars (12 reviews)
Price: $6.99
Page: 32 pages
By: Joan Sweeney

From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 2-The creators of Me on the Map (Crown, 1996) trump Robin Hirst’s My Place in Space (Orchard, 1990) by adding a tour of the solar system to their young narrator’s cheery recitation of her place in the universe. Donning an imaginary space suit and dashing off childlike crayon drawings as she goes, the russet-haired tour guide takes viewers past the Moon, Sun, and each planet, then out to the Milky Way and beyond. At each stop, she furnishes (more…)

My Big Animal Book (My Big Board Books) (Board book)

My Big Animal Book (My Big Board Books)
For: Babies and toddlers / Ages 0-4
Subject: Animals
Rating: 5 stars (56 reviews)
Price: $5.95
Page: 12 pages
By: Roger Priddy

This book is ideal for babies and toddlers. It contains an amazing collection of pictures. The images are in large format to bring more life to them. You and your kid will love this book, that will helps him or her build their vocabulary. (…Find similar books…)