I received this product to review, all opinions expressed are my own. My boys love to learn about how things work, they also love to ask me questions that sometimes I don’t know the answers to. They are very much “hands on learners” and love non-fiction learning books so when I was given the opportunity to review the Educational Smithsonian Books I knew my boys would be excited. Denver my nine year old loves planes and making different paper airplanes, so I knew he would love the Smithsonian Discover: Flight:
“Smithsonian Discover: Flight brings the awe-inspiring experience of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum right into the pages of a book. This authoritative guide to the history and science of flight answers all the questions that kids will ask (and that parents may not be able to answer), like “What makes a plane stay in the air?” “What’s a sonic boom?” and “How do astronauts go to the bathroom in space?” Arranged into three sections, Balloons in the Air, Machines in the Sky, and Starships in Space, Smithsonian Discover: Flight chronicles the history and evolution of flight in way meant to inspire future aviators and astronauts.
This unique title also delivers hands-on activities like you would find at the Smithsonian. Bound right into the book are 12 fact cards on the coolest aircraft, a large double-sided poster, and 9 paper airplanes in three designs (a historic glider, a military jet, and a space shuttle) with easy-to-follow folding instructions. Altogether, Smithsonian Discover: Flight offers kids a chance to take off on a trip to the Smithsonian without ever leaving their seats.”
He Loved learning to fold planes and seeing the large insert posters too! I was impressed that it wasn’t difficult for him to understand and that he was engaged with all the activities the book offers. He Loved the Discovery Space book just as much.
“Take a spectacular journey into the farthest reaches of space with the Smithsonian. This engaging and informative guide to the galaxy, the planets, and the universe brings the incredible experience of a visit to the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum into the pages of a fun and fantastic book. Smithsonian Discover: Space is organized as a virtual trip through outer space, starting at the edges of the expanding universe, continuing into the spiral Milky Way galaxy, then arriving in our solar system to explore each planet in turn.
And when kids are done gallivanting around the galaxy, there are 12 solar system fact cards, a large double-sided poster, and glow-in-the-dark stars and planets to turn their rooms into a sparkling space scene. So get ready—the Smithsonian is about to take you out of this world to discover the spectacular science of the universe!” Denver was excited over the stickers and poster and wanted to put the glow in the dark stickers on his bedrooms ceiling so he could look at the stars and planets. I love that these are so much more than just an informational book, they are activities that put what the child is learning to use and help them to retain it!
Get ready to go under the sea with the Smithsonian—and experience life beneath the waves. Smithsonian Young Explorers: Oceans provides the perfect introduction for kids 6 and up to our undiscovered underwater world. The lively and fun fact book covers the science of ocean movement, pollution, and fascinating facts on marine life. From profiles on the Pacific, to waves and tsunamis, kids will love to learn about the basics of the ocean.
And of course, all the cutest sea creatures (sea otters and dolphins!) and the fiercest (great white sharks and poisonous jellyfish!) and all their ocean friends are covered in detail for young ocean explorers.
Once young explorers get their feet wet in the world’s oceans, they can continue their education by assembling the included floor puzzle of colorful marine life. The puzzle and poster give kids extra opportunities to learn about the ocean and engage them in the sciences. And once kids are ready to dive in headfirst, the book, puzzle, and map all tuck neatly into a snap-shut suitcase, ready to embark on a journey on the high seas.”
I was impressed that it came in a nice box and it included lots of extras like the puzzle, poster, and beautifully illustrated and well organized book. The books are surely to be a hit as a Christmas present for your child or grandchild. My boys are obsessed with these books and will sit and read them over and over again!
If Planes, Space, and the Ocean aren’t already perfect and popular subjects for your learner there is also has a Smithsonian Young Explorers: Dinosaurs this book was one my son Stetson absolutely was smitten with. He loves Dinosaurs and anything from the Jurassic time.
These 4 Smithsonian books are great for any child reader age 8 and up to add to their personal library. Parents are going to love that their children are so entertained by all the fun activities that they get that are included in the books! To find out more or to purchase these books go to Amazon or www.silverdolpinbooks.com.