It seems last week’s Ladybird Tuesday post went a bit AWOL. I’m pretty sure I remember writing it, but it’s certainly no where to be seen online, and the book I thought I wrote about was actually covered months ago on here. Maybe I imagined the whole thing!
Anyway – on to this week. I’ve chosen to go back to the Ladybird Leaders series (series 737) this week and in particular book number seven from that series – dinosaurs. The whole idea behind the Leaders series was that they were first information books, designed for enquiring minds and to stimulate reluctant readers. I’ve heard many people say that for some reluctant readers what they really need is a bit of non-fiction about a subject that they’re interested in. I’m pretty sure that the subject of dinosaurs meets that criteria for many children, especially boys.
As a child I have absolutely no recollection at all of being into dinosaurs, and as a result my knowledge of them is pretty sketchy. I could just about recognise a T-Rex in a line up, but after that I’m quite clueless. I’m sure I’m not the only parent like that though and this particular Ladybird book is actually really helpful to try to stay a step ahead of the kids!
This book on dinosaurs covers how dinosaurs evolved over time and the different characteristics of the different types of animals that lived on earth at that time. The pronunciation guides against each one are also incredibly handy!
For many children a trip to the National History Museum in London is a highlight, especially if they’re a huge dinosaur fan. Understanding the concept of a dinosaur skeleton being all that is left and knowing that people today need to try and work out what they really looked like from it is quite something for children to get their heads round.
So are you up to speed on all things dinosaur? Or, like me do you need a bit of a crash course to stay one step ahead of your kids?
If you have a collection of old Ladybird books then please feel free to join in with Ladybird Tuesday. There are no formal rules to follow, just leave a link to any post you write in the comments below and if you’re feeling kind link back to my Ladybird Tuesday category here on Being Mrs C. Thanks!