Showing posts with label DK books. Show all posts
Showing posts with label DK books. Show all posts

Friday, July 24, 2020

Learning the history of inventions and giveaway

dk books
Summer learning continues with these awesome titles from DK publishers; Smithsonian History!, 1000 Inventions and Discoveries, and Inventors. It is fun to read educational books accompanied with illustrations, as it makes the content interesting and inspiring.

Friday, April 24, 2020

LEGO Harry Potter and LEGO Ninjago

DK LEGO harry potter
We enjoy LEGO books because they give background to LEGO stories and characters. This brings life to children's imagination, as they build and make their own version of the stories. LEGO Harry Potter Build Your Own Adventure and LEGO NINJAGO Choose Your Ninja Mission were recent books my son enjoyed reading, building, and recreating stories using his imagination.

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Learning the origins of board games, illusions, journey, and math

board games book
We love playing board games and have a few family favourites. As children, we have played lots of different board games from monopoly to mancala, and made sure to introduce our children to board games at a very young age. A few years ago, we made a wooden convertible storage cart just to keep our games. We believe most board games are a wonderful way to socialize and connect, and they have become part of our lifestyle. Over the past decade, we have documented a few board games on CreateWithMom. When we saw the Board Games in 100 Moves by Ian Livingstone, we were curious to discover different board games and their origins. 

Thursday, January 30, 2020

DK books about Science, Tech and the World

We love learning from DK books! The wide variety of DK books from different subjects interests us because they are colourful and have an abundance of facts written in an inspiring way. Here are a few of our recent favourite books from DK Canada - Explanatorium of Science, Through the Animal Kingdom, and Tech Lab. 

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Self Care and Learning from DK books

dk canada books readers
We have been reading a couple of Self Care books from DK Canada - Sleep and Trigger Points. These books have been useful to think of what we should change to better take care of ourselves. My children read a few interesting DK readers - The Story of Civil Rights, I'm an activist, Sports Legends, and Festivals and Celebrations that has lots of useful general knowledge.

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Getting Ready for a New School Year

help your kids with series dk books
Having books to refer to for school projects, the curriculum, and hard to grasp ideas will help ease some difficulties we may face in the school year. We have been checking out couple of books from DK Smithsonian, a year by year guide about History and Science, as well as three books from the Help Your Kids series; Geography, Music, and Computer Coding. 

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

DK's Big Ideas Simply Explained Series

DK Big ideas Simply Explained
The Big Ideas series from DK is available in a variety of topics such as religion, economics, psychology, philosophy, sociology, ecology and more. It explains hard to grasp ideas in simple ways with pictures, info-graphs, timelines, definitions, and creative typography. The format of the Big Ideas Simply Explained series is easy to navigate to learn about the different concepts on each of the topics. 

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Win DK findout! books of your choice

dk findout books
We enjoy books that are not only fun to read, but also educational. DK findout! books are an excellent way for children to get interested in topics that will be useful for their common knowledge. We like that DK is introducing topics that children will come across in their curriculum and beyond. The vibrant pictures, simple explanations, and facts make it easy to remember the main points of each topic. 

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Understanding Food and Spices

spice book
Over the years, I have experimented with different spices while cooking and baking - either adding or swapping it to get flavours we enjoy. Reflecting back, I feel my journey to understand, know, and appreciate different spices was because of my opportunities to experiment and include it into our meals. This has made me feel comfortable in deciding which flavours would work well, and which spices I want to add.

Monday, November 19, 2018

DK books on Flora and Fauna

We enjoy books that encourage the love for flora and fauna, as it helps us slow down and be thankful for every creation that is around us. DK books, An Anthology of Intriguing Animals and Smithsonian Flora, would make thoughtful gifts, as it would be appreciated all year round. 

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Learning by reading and doing activities on these STEAM themed books

steam themed activity dk canada
The following DK Canada STEAM themed books have activities that will keep our children engaged and curious all summer long. These books are a fun way for children to acquire knowledge about the different subjects, as well as use this knowledge and ideas to do hands-on activities. 

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Win a copy of The Encyclopedia of Landscape Design

Encyclopedia of landscape design is an inspiring book that helps us to plan, build, and plant in our outdoor space. This book will be useful for anyone looking to do a total redesign or target a specific area of their garden. We like the fresh and achievable ideas in this guide, which will be useful for every gardener. The Encyclopedia of landscape design is produced by a team of award-winning horticultural experts.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Learning new skills from books and Giveaway

embroidery pillow
Books  are a wonderful way to learn new crafts and skills. During the holiday season, we learned many skills from a variety of DK Canada books. We explored the following books Embroider Your LifeHelp Your Kids with Study SkillsHow Not to Kill Your Houseplantand Crafty Gifts

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Animals and Wildlife DK books and giveaway

We love Smithsonian guides because they are a well of knowledge. It is always interesting to read about and get to know the wonders of nature. The Smithsonian Animal book is updated and revised with photos and descriptions of over 2,000 species and habitats from around the world.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Learning from Eyewitness Books

eyewitness books
We love DK Eyewitness books, as they are a wealth of knowledge. This series of books are good educational resources. It comes in handy when doing homework, research projects, improving reading of reluctant readers and English as a Second Language students. Importantly these books satisfy the minds of curious children, as it answers their questions.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

STEM Education at Home and Scratch Book Giveaway

stem education books
With informative STEM education geared books from DK, it is easy for us to encourage our children to keep their minds active and practice a variety of age appropriate concepts. Instead of children playing games on the computer, with Scratch they can make their own games and practice math concepts such as variables, coordinates, angles, problem solving, numeracy, as well as improve language, art and creative skills.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Appreciating Nature and Giveaway for The Bee Book

bee in action
Bees are an important part of our lives! We need to learn, as well as teach our children the importance of bees and how we can help care and protect them.  

Sunday, January 8, 2017

What Next, Where to Go When and Arm Knitting DK Books

We love books that inspires us to try new things or develop the skills we have. Colourful books with lots of tips and techniques are the ones my family and I lean towards. We had been taking a look at a few interesting DK Canada books during the holidays. 

Friday, November 4, 2016

365 Things To Do With LEGO Bricks

365 Things To Do With LEGO Bricks
Books make wonderful gifts for our loved ones and friends anytime of the year, especially for the holidays. The Holiday Gift Book Selection at DK Canada has a wide selection to suite everyone's taste. My children are LEGO fans and the LEGO book, 365 Things to do with LEGO Bricks, unleashes their imagination and gives them lots of creative ideas on how to use a variety of LEGO bricks to create unique pieces. 

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Superhero Titled DK Books and Giveaway

These titles from DK Canada's Heroes and Villains boutique are inspired by the influx of superheroes and sci-fi films. Marvel Good Versus Evil has more than 1000 stickers that young Marvel fans will enjoy. Children will enjoy connecting the names of the characters and reading more about each of the Marvel characters on this book.