Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Preschool Physics & Having a Ball with Books
I gathered a few different sports balls. We have many, many, many more but I wanted to keep it manageable.
In Watch Me Throw the Ball! by Mo Willems (author of the Pigeon books) Piggie teaches Elephant that throwing a ball is all about having fun.
The Basket Ball is about Lulu, a girl who loves basketball. When the boys won't let her join their team, she throws a basket ball, a ball to which all the best girl ball players are invited. This is more fitting for elementary than preschool. We love the illustrations (and the message) but some of the rhyming is a little clunky.
Big Kicks is about Biggie the Bear who is asked to fill in for the soccer team. Even though he's big, he knows nothing about playing soccer. He ends up accidentally winning the game and making a bunch of new friends. We did a soccer treat to go with this book back in the fall.
Science Sparks. She took a more scientific approach and recorded results for bouncing balls in a table. You should definitely check out that post too!
Linking to Fun Sparks, It's Playtime!, 733, Kid's Co-op, Sun Scholars, Thrifty Thursday, The Sunday Showcase, Link & Learn