Is a trip to the Smithsonian Museum not in the budget this winter? This holiday season you can wow your little scientist, naturalist and explorer by giving him or her the best of the Smithsonian, without ever having to leave your home! Through a unique collaboration between Silver Dolphin Books and the curators of this legendary museum, curious kids who are fascinated with the world around them can dive into their favorite subjects -- dinosaurs, oceans, flight and space -- with four interactive, fact-filled books and box sets. Attractively packaged and affordably priced, each book or set comes with either a fact book or facts cards, a large fold out poster, and interactive activities -- the perfect gift that will keep them busy and engaged long after the last of the ornaments have been put away for another year.
These Discover books are amazing for the older kids. Suggested age is 8+ and I agree. My 6 year old liked the colorful pictures but didn’t really get as much out of them as my 9 and 10 year old did. They just ate them up! They loved the glow in the dark stickers included in the Space book and the intricate designs for paper airplanes (paper included) in the flight book.
Perfect for the 8 and older crowd:
Smithsonian Discover: Flight and Smithsonian Discover: Space. These books, geared for ages 8 and up, come with fun and engaging activities such as paper airplanes to fold in Flight and glow-in-the-dark star and planet stickers in Space. Each title also includes a set of fact cards and a large fold-out poster. These deluxe, concealed spiral-bound, hardcovers are affordably priced at $16.95.
Of course my 6 year old was super excited after not getting too much out of the books to see puzzles! These aren’t just any puzzles though they also include a 32-page full color book in a pretty cool snap shut case.
Just right for those 6 and older:
Smithsonian Young Explorers: Dinosaurs and Smithsonian Young Explorers: Oceans. These playful and informative activity sets each contain a 32-page illustrated book, a poster and a 130 piece puzzle all in a handy snap shut case ($18.95 each). Each set provides the ultimate introduction to the fascinating world of dinosaurs and oceans, including the cutest sea creatures, the smallest dinosaurs, the science of the ocean movement, how the mystery of the plates of the Stegosaurus was solved and everything in between!
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