I decided I will try to post short blurbs for awhile, rather than no posts at all. So, today's Science Sunday post is just a quick update to say how much we are LOVING our Planet Earth DVD series that Daddy gifted us with. Every day I ask the Bibliophile if he wants some "Planet Earth time," and he picks one of the 6 discs to watch. We don't watch them in order, and we don't finish any segments (he's only 3), but he is picking up pieces of info here and there, and enjoys watching the animals. I elaborate as we watch, of course, because otherwise most of it would go over his head. And I keep alert to skip to another chapter when an animal decides to dine on another. Has anyone seen the other BBC series like this? Life and Blue Planet? I'm wondering if we should check them out or if they'd be inappropriate for his age.
By the way, the only videos he will watch at the moment are Planet Earth, some DVDs about learning Spanish, and our saved YouTube favorites now and then. He used to love the Disney Cars movie (and still loves the toys and games) and to watch clips of a few other shows online, but at some point, videos became evil. I'd like to say that the extra time gets put into reading, learning activities, and pretend play, but the truth is that it just translates into more computer games.
Daddy also found a companion reader to the Planet Earth series:
Right now the text is a little advanced for him, but the animal images are still appealing.
I have a few science-related "experiments" in mind for the coming year. No promises we'll get to them, but I'll try to report in when we do. But for now, "Planet Earth time" is more my speed.
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