Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Exciting New Series of Educational Children's books from Silver Dolphin and the Smithsonian! #Giveaway Ends 3/4/16

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With Spring break and Easter around the corner, these awesome new books and activity sets are arriving just in time to keep your kids busy and having fun during their little break! 

Silver Dolphin Books, publisher of high-quality, activity-based books for children aged 2-12, is proud to announce the launch of an exciting new series of educational books in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution and child literacy expert Dr. Adria Klein called "Smithsonian Readers." This series is designed to strengthen reading comprehension with structured levels that build upon previous skills, paired with informative content that will keep even the most reluctant readers engaged – from outer space to dinosaurs to Ancient Egypt.


Smithsonian Readers: Early Adventures Level 1 (ages 4 and up) lays the groundwork with simple sentence structure and familiar content, divided into six 32-page topics: Vehicles, Reptiles, Outer Space, Animal Habitats, Insects, and Safari Animals. Full-color photographs highlight concepts in the text, while multiple-choice quizzes emphasize comprehension. A glossary of terms and 36 illustrated fact cards inspire further exploration of young readers’ favorite subjects.

Smithsonian Readers: Seriously Amazing Level 2 (ages 5 and up) builds on the skills developed by the Level 1 reader by introducing varied sentence patterns and more advanced vocabulary, such as contractions, possessives, compound sentences, and three-syllable words. Children can also explore new areas of interest with sections on Nighttime Animals, Sea Life, Dinosaurs, the Solar System, Baby Animals, and the Human Body.

Smithsonian Readers: World of Wonder Level 3 (ages 5 and up) engages burgeoning readers with more detailed content about the world around them: Ancient Egypt, Wild Weather, Rain Forest Animals, the United States, the Planet, and Sharks. The Level 3 reader features additional resources to underline concepts and teach new skills, such as maps, diagrams, and illustrations, as well as more complex spelling patterns and longer sentences.

Smithsonian Readers: Endless Explorations Level 4 (ages 6 and up) combines the knowledge of the first three levels, urging children to apply their newfound skills with subjects designed to challenge them: Predators, Space Exploration, Natural Disasters, World Wonders, Ocean Habitats, and Flight. Fewer photographs encourage readers to focus on the text for information, while pronunciation guides familiarize them with the more complex vocabulary.


Smithsonian Magnetic Adventures: Jungle (ages 5 and up) - From the jungle canopy to the flooded forest floor, Smithsonian Magnetic Adventures: Jungle explores the fascinating creatures that live in rain forests around the world. The 64-page book introduces jungle animals and their habitats with intriguing facts and colorful photos. After reading about jaguars, chameleons, monkeys, and much more, kids will open the tin to find two jungle scenes printed inside. One printed interior scene allows kids to create their own jungle scene with the 30 foam magnets and 20 reusable clings, and the printed activity beside it challenges kids to place the animals in the correct layer of the rain forest. Smithsonian Magnetic Adventures: Jungle is perfect for kids who want to play while they learn.


Smithsonian Magnetic Adventures: Solar System (ages 5 and up) - Which planet is eight times larger than Earth? How long is a day on Venus? Which planet has seven rings? Kids will learn all of these answers and more in Smithsonian Magnetic Adventures: Solar System. After reading the 64-page book, kids can decorate the magnetic tin’s printed photographic interior with the included 30 foam magnets and 20 reusable clings. The interior features two unique scenes for use with the magnets and reusable clings: a moonscape so kids can create their own lunar landing scene, and an activity where kids can place the planets in the correct order. Starting at the Sun and journeying beyond Neptune, young adventurers will be inspired to blast off into outer space with Smithsonian Magnetic Adventures: Solar System.

Smithsonian Sticker Creations: Wildlife (ages 5 and up) - What is the fastest creature in the world? How do animals communicate? What is the difference between monkeys and apes? Learn the answers to these questions and more in Smithsonian Sticker Creations: Wildlife. This fun and innovative format includes a 64-page activity book, five oversized dimensional stickers, and more than 175 reusable stickers. After reading about their favorite wild animals, kids can pull out the removable frame to create their own animal scene with the deluxe stickers and reusable paper stickers. With interesting information and a new activity on each page, aspiring zoologists will discover the fascinating world of animals in this hands-on adventure.

Smithsonian Everything You Need to Know: Grades 4-5 (ages 9-11) - How long is the Amazon River? Who was the first president to have a telephone in the White House? With Smithsonian Everything You Need to Know: Grades 4-5, kids will learn exciting and fascinating facts about the U.S. presidents, weather, outer space, and much more. Each of the 275 tabbed fact cards includes colorful photos and illustrations paired with interesting facts. Whether it’s Abraham Lincoln or tornadoes, each fact card presents a new learning moment. Curious kids will learn about the world around them, past and present, in this loaded fact card box.
 
Our Thoughts:

We have had the pleasure of reviewing books before from Silver Dolphin and the Smithsonian - these books are just as amazing and jam-packed with such cool facts. These books and activity kits are made and presented in such a way to the children reading them that they almost forget they are learning as they are engrossed in the books or playing with the cool 3D stickers or magnet sets. The different ways they approach educating kids - from reading to hands on activities - help children in all aspects of learning! These books, activity kits and quiz cards would be a fun additional to Easter baskets this year!!


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30 comments:

  1. My oldest is only 4, but he just recently came home singing about the planets and seems to be super interested in space!

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  2. My daughter loves science, especially health and the human body
    Tristamj at hotmail.com

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  3. Science is our son's favorite subject. He says he wants to be a marine biologist or a zoologist when he grows up!

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  4. My son loves science and history! If I let him choose his reading material it is usually non-fiction :)
    margyrichardson at rocketmail.com

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  5. This is a great giveaway and be well read in our house. Thanks for the exciting opportunity.

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  6. Ashley Chassereau ParksFebruary 24, 2016 at 1:41 AM

    My little homeschooler seems to love every subject right now. I think she would say reading is her favorite, but she really loves science and art too!

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  7. My kids love science and all things dealing with crafts.

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  8. I have one that likes math, two that like art best, one that likes reading best, and two that still just play.

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  9. My daughter loves anything about science, especially animals.

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  10. My son loves Math and Science the most.

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  11. My 6 year old loves anything related to science. My 2 year old loves cats and pandas.

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  12. Six kids equals lots of favorites- oldest likes social studies, next two like math and history, fourth likes math and art fifth isnt in school but likes art and youngest loves to read(be read to:)

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  13. My boys love science and they like to try to do little experiments
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com
    Merry

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  14. reading & art is my grandkids fav subject

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  15. My oldest grandson likes science, especially anything bird related.

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  16. Right now my daughter is into math and animals. And learning Spanish.

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  17. My homeschooler loves science. We even have a membership to a local science museum.

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  18. I have an autistic grandson that would love these!

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  19. We are really big on science in my class. I love teaching it so that might be why they love it so much!!

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  20. My son's favorite is math! And he's quite good at it!

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  21. When asked, my first grader said her favorite subjects are: reading, Latin, history, animals (science), math, but not handwriting. ;-)

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  22. Evelyn's.favorite is reading and she likes math.

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