A World of Wonder is an interactive book designed to help children develop a wonder for, and an appreciation of, the world in which we all live. The book combines spectacular images with a variety of poetry and verse…from time-honored and classic to new and sometimes humorous.  The book includes links to activities, videos and experiments to extend and enhance the learning. For example, a cute poem about the International Space Station seen as a twinkling star, followed by a beautiful image of the Station and then a link to more information about how to spot the space station as it flies overhead.

This is not the type of book typically read in one session. We encourage you to use the Image Index to come and go as children ask questions about the world. Children can certainly experience the book on their own, but we also encourage parents and teachers to engage with children – ask questions to tease out their understanding of the world and provide guidance where and when it seems appropriate. We also encourage you to follow children’s leads to encourage their interests in our magnificent world.

The authors, both educators and researchers with many years of experience, ensure that each facet of the experience is scientifically and pedagogically appropriate for young children.

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