Thursday, August 13, 2009

Making History Fun

My kids love to read. We make several trips to the library each month. Recently, while looking through the shelves of books, I found a great series called Discovery readers.

They are like mini biographies for kids. I am using them this year to supplement with my history curriculum. We have read several so far and the kids have enjoyed learning more about the famous Americans we are studying in school.

What I love about these books is that they introduce them to historical figures and gives them a ton of information in a easy to read book.

The Childhood of Famous American series are great too! We used them last year and enjoyed them as well. They have tons of books for the older kids like the one below.

They also have these short stories for the younger readers. These are about specific events that happened in their lives.

My little ones loved to hear these stories. It really made specific events of history come alive for them and they could see history unfolding through the eyes of the famous American child!

The library is such a great resource for us homeschooling families. There are so many books out there that can really help make history and science fun! Go see for yourself!

What series of books do your kids enjoy? We are always looking for new ideas!

1 comment:

Grape News said...

Thanks much for the info! We've read some of the blue book bios. And C has one of those for younger kids. I can't wait til he starts learning about these people in school and then reading these and putting it all together. I like homeschooling to see what I can re-learn.