Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Frog Frenzy, Online Games, New Links

Our local nature center offered a class for little ones about eggs today. Did you know that in springtime frogs lay their eggs in clusters and toads lay their eggs like a necklace? I thought frogs were toads!

My daughter saw life cycle diagrams in some of our library books and spontaneously began creating life cycle diagrams of her own one day. Butterflies and frogs are especially fun life cycles because there are so many stages. Below are links to frog life cycles as well as a quick introduction for us that are clueless.

Frog Life Cycle Cards
Frog Life Cycle Description
Frog Life Cycle and Diagram
Life Cycle Cards for Ants, Frogs, Butterflies, Ladybugs (free registration)
Frog Life Cycle Work from Montessori Teacher

If your town has a local nature center or if there are ranger sponsored events close to you at nearby parks, your kids will learn more in one trip than a month of reading about nature.

Today, the naturalist flipped over a lily pad in the pond and on the bottom was a black snail and lots of snail eggs. Then they dug into a heap of brush and dirt for worms. In another pond, the kids saw the tadpoles and a turtle hanging out on a rock. For moms who cannot tolerate the outdoors, it's a wonderful opportunity to create a love for nature in your kids with the help of a nature lover.

For the anxious longing of the creation waits eagerly for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God.
Romans 8:19-21


Homemade Montessori
The Learning Ark
Chasing Cheerios
Montessori Homeschool

Homemade Montessori
Great homemade science classification cards.
Making Learning Fun
Creative learning printables with countless themes and seasons.

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