By collecting children's story books as you travel throughout our world you will be able to capture child sized information about:
the people who live or lived there
the geography & ecosystem
how the state or country came to be
important historical figures
flowers & animal life
curious facts, legends & mysteries
As you read each of these stories point out facts that you learn. If the story mentions armadillos, search for one at the local zoo or on the roadside. If wild Lupine flowers are discussed, see if you can find some on the hillside or in a local flower shop. If the story focuses on a historical figure, like Davy Crockett, talk with your children about who he was & where he lived. Visit the Alamo and discuss how different the structure may look now from when he was there.
Use these stories to compare & contrast various the other places you have traveled to.
And don't forget to write the name, date & place that you bought the book. You will want to read & reread these books to help remember your family trips.
Books capture moments filled with as much color, life and history as any photograph could and they never fade!
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