Encourages students to explore the roles and traditions within their own family, as well as examining other families to develop an understanding of diversity within the local community. Students consider their own values in real and hypothetical family scenarios.
Carlos likes to play with mud, paint, and clay, but he doesn't like to take the time to wash up afterward. With the help of her friends and teacher, Carlos learns how to properly wash his hands. Stuart J. Murphy uses Visual Learning strategies to help young children see and learn how to wash up—a key health and safety skill.
Explores the types of clothes people wear in a variety of roles, occupations and environments. The topic covers materials, safety wear, fashion, footwear and personal clothing choices. It also incorporates opportunities for students to develop design ideas with clothing.
Enables students to extend their understanding of current health and nutrition issues through a series of investigative tasks. Creative language skills are developed using food as the central theme, and science and design tasks are also presented for a cross-curricular approach.
Take off Track and Field describes the many different sports that are often performed outdoors. Kids will love reading about running sports, including sprints, hurdles, and marathons, and jumping sports, including the high jump, pole vault, long jump, and triple jump. A special section also features the top track and field athletes today.
Takedown Wrestling describes the sport that is thousands of years old. Kids will love reading about basic moves and holds, how to get out of an opponent’s grip, and wrestling terms. A special section also features the top amateur wrestlers in the sport today.
From a quiet whisper to a blaring siren, our ears keep us tuned in to the sounds around us. This engaging new title explains how our sense of hearing works, how it helps us learn about our surroundings, and how we can protect this important sense.
This book investigates how our sense of sight works, how it helps keep us safe, and how we can take care of our sense of sight. Interesting information and vivid images also explain how some insects and other animals see the world differently.
From the sweet smell of cookies baking to the stinky smell of a skunk’s spray, our sense of smell helps us learn about the world around us. This inviting title explains how the nose senses odors, how our sense of smell is related to our sense of taste, and how some animals use their sense of smell.
Taste buds on our tongue let us taste foods that are salty, sweet, sour, or bitter. This vibrant title explores the sense of taste—from how our taste buds work to the different types of tastes. Readers also discover how our sense of taste is closely related to our sense of smell.
Is it smooth or rough? Is it hot or cold? Is it sharp or dull? Our sense of touch helps us learn about the things around us. This engaging title uses captivating images and accessible text to explain the sense of touch, including how our skin senses the world, how different sensations warn us of danger, and how animals use their sense of touch.
Stretch it Yoga describes how this ancient exercise for both the body and the mind has become a popular way to keep fit for people around the world. Photos demonstrate stretches, and simple text teaches children about the different styles of yoga, which poses affect which parts of the body, and the important elements of breathing and meditation.
Splash it Swimming introduces children to the world of competitive swimming. Simple text and up-close images show young readers the four major styles of competitive swimming: freestyle swimming, breaststroke, backstroke, and butterfly stroke. A special section also features today's champion swimmers.
Shred it Skateboarding describes how this street activity, originally called "sidewalk surfing," has turned into today's highly entertaining sport. Kids will love reading about basic skating tricks, the changing technology of the board, and cool skating terms. A special section also features the top skaters in the sport today.
Ride it BMX introduces children to the gravity-defying sport of BMX. Simple text and awesome photos help show the two types of BMX riding: racing and freestyle. Kids will love reading about the tricks, bikes, competitions, and stars of the sport.
Three cheers for this incredibly physical competitive sport that combines gymnastic moves with dance. Kids will learn about the basics of tumbling, dance, jumps, and stunting, or building formations, in Pump it up Cheerleading. This highly illustrated book also features a section on top-rated teams.