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Tired of buying meaningless junk for your kids for Christmas? Looking for something with lasting value that will still be fun for them?
Why not add a little STEM to your Christmas?
How about a few math and science books that your kids will actually enjoy and use throughout the year?
DK Publishing is my go-to source for quality books that will last. Our love affair started years ago with the Eye-Witness series I first found in the library. (We now own several traditional hardbacks and I am excited about the new paperback versions.)
These days, I have the privilege of being a DK blogger. #geekyswoon This means I have access to lots of new STEM DK titles.
This fall, DK sent me a few that screamed “Christmas gifts!”
Amazing Visual Math is an fabulous book that we have used a lot this fall. It is a hands-on book that contains 50 interactive elements that help teach shapes, patterns, telling time, lines of symmetry, addition, subtraction, measurement, fractions, and more.
This book was a great help when my son was learning equivalent fractions. The hands-on nature of the book made the concept come alive and make sense to him.
In true DK fashion, the vivid colors and interesting shapes in Amazing Visual Math draw the kids in and make it interesting. I find my kids looking through this book even when they aren’t studying math.
Number Crunch: The Math Calculator Book is a fun book that comes with it’s own calculator! It uses problems, puzzles, games, and activities to teach everyday math and how to use a calculator.
It is fun for littles on up through elementary students. Like all DK books, the graphics are bright, fun, and inviting. My 9 year old son likes to work through the book and he likes to help our 4 year old neice how to use the calulator to add. She grabs the book every time she comes over.
Computer Coding Made Easy is a great gift for the child who is interested in computer coding. This step by step workbook allows children to learn basic coding in a fun, simple way.
This workbook is geared toward elementary students, but can be fun for anyone wanting an intro to coding without the dry coding text books.
If you want a science reference book to have on hand to use for school projects that is fun and interesting enough for your kids to read for pleasure, check out Science: A Visual Encyclopedia.
This is a beautifully done book with stunning graphics and easy to understand text. I have always loved these types of books and love to have them in the house for my kids.
If you like Science: A Visual Encyclopedia, you’ll want to get Geography: A Visual Encyclopedia. This is an amazing book unlike any geography book I’ve ever seen. Beautiful images, maps, and facts. I break it out all the time.