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World Almanac Decks Science

World Almanac Decks Science

Spring 2008 Homework Helpers
Ages: 5 - 7 yrs.
Author: Lynn Brunelle
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 978-0-8118-6158-8
Hardcover Price: $9.99
From matching baby animals to their mothers, to identifying the correct pattern of a rainbow, or following the phases of the moon, this deck of 75 science challenge cards is a fine and fun way to introduce science basics to kids ages 5 - 7. For example, challenge card #3 is titled Stuck on You! The card shows a brightly colored cartoon-styled girl holding a magnet and offers the text: "Molly has a magnet. Which things can she pick up?" Young observers choose from a cherry, a thumbtack, a paper clip, a nail, and a tree branch. Card #21 asks player/viewers to help Lizzie Lizzard create a path across a grid with 12 pictures, leaping only on images of reptiles. Not all puzzling questions are as easy as they may first appear. Stumped? Not to worry. Answers cards are included.
Review   ©2008 Parents' Choice

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