I first came across the Zoey and Sassafras series when a good friend of mine started her Melanin Books 4 Melanin Kids Facebook group she posted about a book that was diverse and told a story about a little girls love for science! I was instantly intrigued and decided to check it out for us.
Over the last several years schools and companies have been focusing on the need for children to study more about S.T.E.AM ( Science,Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics). While we love technology in our home we try to find a balance so our son stays up to date, but also enjoys hands on learning. At the time I was in search of a good read aloud that introduced science to him in a fun way but appealed to his natural curiosity to learn about a topic.
We hit the jackpot when we read the first Zoey and Sassafras book Dragons and Marshmallows he was instantly hooked! There are now 6 books in the series and we have read them all. The books are easy to read and the illustrations are cute. He has learned about the scientific method, journaling and other fun topics. I love how the author uses real science terminology throughout the book that appeals to the child’s understanding.
In this series you will find:
- Positive Family dynamics
- Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
- Clean literature
- Strong Science Connection
- Exploration of Nature
- Fun and Humor
- The series makes for a great read aloud and can be easily paired with a science unit study!
We were so excited about the newest book release Unicorns and Germs we held giveaway on our Instagram. My son was thrilled about the new book we received it on Tuesday and we finished it on Friday! All he can talk about is doing the experiment from the book, so we are waiting on his The Magic School Bus: The World of Germs to show up so we can test what we learned from Zoey! If you are looking for a series to help your child learn more about science and how fun it can be I would definitely recommend checking out this series. This also a great series for girls in science and also for the inclusion of more diversity in science. Zoey is a sweet little girl with some special abilities and your child will grow to love her family and friends!
Be sure to stop by the authors website Fun At Home With Kids to find out more about fun things you and your child can do.
Until Next Time,
Little Learner and Mom
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