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Preschoolers and history [message #819051] Fri, 09 December 2016 02:56 Go to next message
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Jonah loves to sit and listen to a good story. I've read him stories from picture-less books, and he's happy because the stories are descriptive (think: Jungle Book and Peter Pan). These don't take the place of books geared more for his age (soon to be 5yo). Likewise, he adores flipping through heavily illustrated books about the ocean, marine life as well as, if not especially, dinosaurs.

Buuuuut Mama is a bit bored. I like history. But nothing I've read would be transferable or appropriate for Jonah. I did not homeschool my other three when they were anywhere near this age...so I'm stumped if there's anything out there...

Are there good history books for young kids (fine if it is just slightly older) that are story-style literature vs textbook? I'm going more for story than he needs to memorize facts...I figure, if he likes the book/s, I can always reread them, and perhaps one day, when it does come time for formal history, he'll have some fondness or vague recall.

Re: Preschoolers and history [message #819052 is a reply to message #819051 ] Fri, 09 December 2016 10:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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If you aren't looking for books, specifically, I taught a class using Nest's Animated Hero Classics. They are animated biography stories and my kids love them! They have workbooks that go along with them, but those are for older kids. I think that little ones would like the videos, though.

Here is the link: http://www.nestlearning.com/20-animated-hero-classics-biogra phy-dvd-collection_p42931.aspx

But, I think you could probably find them used somewhere. I was even able to find a few of the videos to watch online.

Stacy, mom to 12-year-old boy/girl twins and a three-year-old boy.

"Every man's life is a fairy tale written by God's finger." Hans Christian Andersen
Re: Preschoolers and history [message #819115 is a reply to message #819052 ] Sat, 17 December 2016 08:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks, Stacy...I think I've actually seen a couple of these before!

Re: Preschoolers and history [message #819193 is a reply to message #819051 ] Fri, 23 December 2016 18:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Story of the World.

Re: Preschoolers and history [message #819210 is a reply to message #819051 ] Mon, 26 December 2016 15:15 Go to previous message
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He might enjoy lapbooks at this age, too.

I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us. ~Phil 3:13-14~
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