Shark Week is an amazing opportunity for all kinds of learning! Children can learn so much new information and see that learning is fun all through learning about sharks. These Usborne books will increase your children’s knowledge even more! Don’t let this week go by without soaking up new ways to make learning fun for your children!
From all different kinds of peculiar looking sharks, to the closest calls in human history, Shark Week is NOT something to be missed. And don’t miss Michael Phelps racing a shark TONIGHT!
Here are some awesome educational books to go along with shark week for your little ones. From lift-the-flap books to an excavation kit, all ages can have fun while learning about sharks.
Any Lift-the-flap book will activate the love of learning for a young child. Just add sharks and your child(ren) will go wild for this shark book. From the cool information and vivid illustrations, learn new facts about sharks while increasing your child’s love of learning.
With Usborne’s collection of Phonics Readers, there just had to be a title with a shark! This is definitely one of the most popular Phonics Readers. With a cute story, lots of rhyming, a hidden duck, and some fun throughout the pages, this phonics reader will delight any young reader. This book is also Internet-Referenced, meaning you can go to the online website and find games, puzzles, and other great information to go along with this book!
The Beginners series is one of my favorites! These educational gems come with great text features, fun, facts, and mesmorizing pictures! Great for all ages, beginners are perfect for school or home to learn, learn, learn!
This Shark book is great for preschool and up! Read the story together and talk about all you learn. Then, after you read, go to this website to learn more while playing games and other activities.
True Stories is an awesome non-fiction series! From True Stories of Survival to True Stories of GangstersTrue Stories of Gangsters, these stories make your heart race and keep you turning the pages faster and faster. This book of shark attacks and other near-misses like a sinking submarine will thrill any reader! True Stories of Survival will be a book to remember!
In Steve, Terror of the Seas, Steve doesn’t understand why all the creatures in the sea are afraid of him. This adorable picture books follow Steve as he goes through the ocean. Learn facts along the way and look out for Steve’s friend George on every page! A cute book with a surprising ending and great new facts to learn.
While you’re waiting for your books to arrive, check out all the goodies on the Discovery Channel and asked your child what they already know or think they know about sharks.
Using a manila folder, label the front “What I think I know”, the middle left “Yes! I was right!” and the middle left “Now I learned”. Make a list using sticky notes of what your child thinks they know about sharks and place the sticky notes on the front of the folder in the “What I think I know” column. As you learn throughout the week, move the sticky notes to either the “Yes! I was right!” category or the “Now I learned” category. If using the “Now I learned” category, be sure to add information or cross out incorrect information.
This is a great way to both gather and store information as you’re learning.
Books about the Sea
Usborne’s Big Books come with 4 giant fold-old pages to show the reader how big these animals or objects can be! In the Big Book of Sea Creatures, you’ll find sharks, turtles, whales and more. Open up the fold-outs and you’ll be amazed at the size of these giant beauties of the sea!
1001 Things to Spot in the Sea is a great book for learning and identifying all kinds of sea creatures. Find sharks, fish, coral, and more in this awesome book. The 1001 Things to Spot books help children develop skills in reading, counting, matching, and identifying. Also available in Spanish.
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