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Using inquiry and problem-solving approaches, these learning experiences build upon students’ interests, support curricula, literacy and numeracy, and foster children’s skill development.

Books

Listen to the Rain

This book evokes the beauty and the mystery, and the sounds and the silences of rain.

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Rosie's Walk

Rosie the hen leaves the chicken coop and sets out for a little walk. Right behind her is the fox, slyly trying to catch up with her. Rosie's walk is quiet, uneventful and eventually leads her back to the coop, blissfully unaware of the fox's travails as he tries -- unsuccessfully -- to navigate the obstacle course that Rosie has led him through.

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Make Way For Ducklings

The book tells the story of a pair of mallard ducks who decide to raise their family on an island in the lagoon in Boston Public Garden, a park in the center of Boston, Massachusetts.

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We're Going on a Bear Hunt

We're going on a bear hunt. We're going to catch a big one. What a beautiful day! We're not scared.

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I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly

I know an old lady who swallowed a fly, I don't know why she swallowed a fly, Perhaps she'll die.

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The Snowflake: A Water Cycle Story

The book traces the journey of a single drop of water throughout the year, beginning as a snowflake that melts, flows into the ground, bubbles up in a spring, flows into a farm's irrigation system, evaporates into fog, becomes part of a cloud, rains down, enters a plumbing system, washes a little girl's face, flows out to the ocean, gets swept onto the shore and evaporates into the sky to become a snowflake once more.

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Beaver, Beaver Build! Life at the Longest Beaver Dam

Follows a year in the life of a young male beaver as he swims, plays, helps his family build and repair their dam and lodge, and learns how to flap his tail to ward off predators.

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Look at That Building!: A First Book of Structures

Five friends learn about structures and construction as they plan and build a doghouse for their pet.

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Toys! Amazing Stories Behind Some Great Inventions

Learn about how some famous toys were invented.

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Galimoto

A young boy in Africa gathers material to make a toy out of wire for his village.

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We're Going to Build a Dam

Two boys and a dog use a variety of materials to try to build a dam that will stop a stream from flowing into the sea.

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Time to Eat: Animals Who Hide and Save Their Food

Animals all over the world hide and save their food in amazing ways.

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If You're Not From The Prairie

A boy provides a look at life on the prairies of North America.

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The Earth and I: Rise and Shine

This story celebrates friendship that one child has with the Earth.

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I Am Josephine (And I Am a Living Thing)

Meet Josephine: a spirited and curious girl, a big sister, a human being, a mammal, an animal, and a living thing—all identities she explores in this picture book.

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