Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Exploring Dinosaurs

I have been itching to read some chapter books with Little Boy.  Oh, what memories come flooding back when thinking about Ramona. Harriet, Laura, Anne, and Fudge.  After a little research we decided the Magic Tree House series would be a good start.  The books are easy, fun, offer a nonfiction companion guide to go with each book, and most importantly was available at our library.  Into dinosaurs we dived and have had a fun couple of weeks exploring the age of the reptiles. 

Along with reading our books we raised some triops. These mini crustaceans live between 20 to 90 days and can grow to three inches long.  I was actually a little sad when our triops swam into the afterlife.  You can get more information and purchase some of your own here.

Then we ventured over to our university's museum to do some dinosaur watching of our own.  We checked out some fossils, felt the difference between bone and fossil, and had a great time.  It was a fun way to cap off our dinosaur activities and we are excited to move on to castles and knights.

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