Groom your Little Inventor
Is your little one an aspiring inventor? Or are you looking to develop your little one's creative mind?
Now that you have completed the Ancient Inventions Box, you can extend your child's learning through Squizzel's reading recommendations. Here are our top 3 picks for the young ones.
1) 'Have You Thanked an Inventor Today?' By Patrice McLaurin
The book chronicles a day in the life of a school boy, highlighting the different inventions he uses throughout the day. If you like this book, you can also go for the follow up book, "'Have You Thanked A Kidventor Today?' - An informational picture book that inspires the little ones to explore their own innovate inclinations and relate to the inventors in the book, each one in fact a kid!
2) 'Izzy Gizmo' by Pip Jones
Young Izzy Gizmo is an inventor but not all her inventions work. This makes her frustrated and she wants to quit. Grandpa's advice of not giving up encourages Izzy to persevere. This book promotes a growth mindset, inquiry, resilience and self-management. We especially love the rhyming words in the book, which makes it a joy to read.
Read more about Building a Growth Mindset through Play on our blog.
3) 'The Crayon Man: The True Story of the Crayola Crayons' by Natascha Biebow
This biography tells us the story of Edwin Binney, the inventor of the Crayola crayon. He experimented with different ingredients to find the perfect mix for a long lasting crayon. This book encourages us to always seek to improve.