Synopses & Reviews
Young children are naturally interested in the patterns and processes occurring in the world around them. They are beginning to learn about the changes happening each day, month, and season. They are starting to ask questions about the environment and world beyond. They are anxious to explore the creatures in their own backyard. Math and Science Investigations supports young children's natural curiosity and encourages them to explore what happens around them. Hands-on investigations help children learn the skills, concepts, and standards of mathematics, science, language, and literacyall at the same timeusing some of their favorite books. Each chapter includes a general introduction to the theme; ideas to start you thinking about math, science, language, and literacy; vocabulary related to the topic; and children's book suggestions.
A unique teaching resource that uses children's books and hands-on investigations to bring math and science concepts to life!
About the Author
Sally Anderson is the founder and executive director of the Vermont Center for the Book, an affiliate of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. She has created professional development programs for early childhood educators and librarians across the country, including courses centering on math, science, social studies, and early literacy. Sally is the author of Social Studies and Me! and is a recipient of many awards and honors, among them the Hope S. Dean Memorial Award from the Foundation for Children's Literature, the Lyman Hunt Jr. Award from the Vermont Council on Reading, and a Special Recognition Award from the New England Reading Association.