Sunday, October 3, 2010

October is International Dinosaur Month!

I’m Stanley Bookman. Tyke and I would like to tell you about a great learning opportunity. October is International Dinosaur Month!

Dinosaurs roamed the Earth beginning around 220 million years ago. They disappeared around 63 million years ago. No one knows why they became extinct. There are lots of theories though.
The word dinosaur was penned from scientist Sir Richard Owen in 1841. The word combines two Greek words that mean “terrible lizard”.

There are many ways to learn about dinosaurs. Tyke and I learned what dinosaurs ate, where they lived and what their names mean at Zoom Dinosaurs . We learned all about paleontology and fossils at The American Museum of Natural History. We hunted fossils and participated in a virtual dinosaur dig at The National Museum of Natural History!

We love learning about dinosaurs and reading about them too! There are 100’s of books written about these ferocious and exciting animals. We put together a list of our favorites.

Picture Books:Dinosaur Roar by Paul Stickland
How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? by Jane Yolen
How Big Were The Dinosaurs? by Bernard Most

Early Readers:Dany and the Dinosaur by Syd Hoff
Dinosaur Time by Peggy Parish

Chapter Books:Attack of the Tyrannosaurus by Rex Stone
The Disappearance of Dinosaur Sue by Joseph Kchodl

Non-Fiction:Tyrannosaurus Rex by Daniel Cohen
Digging Up Dinosaurs by Aliki

Parenting Tip:

Homework can be a rewarding learning time. Help your child benefit from this important daily ritual. Here are 5 strategies for effective homework help:

1-Routine- Provide a consistent time for homework to be started.
2-Location- Have a designated work area, preferably a desk or table.
3-Fuel- Supply a healthy, energizing snack to get the brain working.
4-Movement- Offer short breaks to keep your child stimulated and focused.
5-Support- Give encouragement and helpful hints, but make your student do the work.

Homework is a time to reinforce newly learned skills and to hone strategies to develop effective study skills. These 5 strategies can help you and your child to create a homework habit that will be a positive learning opportunity.

Hyperlink addresses:

Zoom Dinosaurs

American Museum of Natural History

National Museum of Natural History

1 comment:

  1. Oh thanks for the Dinosaur Roar! mention!
If you want free Dinosaur Roar coloring pages for your children do visit my free dinosaur colouring pages

For loads of other dinosaur goodies do visit my Dinosaur Store

All best and a big ROAR!



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