Historical books for children. Our family just loves them! (Can’t you tell by my son’s face above, ha!) As part of the TOS Review Crew I was given the opportunity to review four fabulous books brought to you by Carole P. Roman and Awaywegomedia.com. The books are:
Since this year we are generally studying United States history, I specifically requested the books about the American West and Colonial America. The vendor was so kind to send two bonus books for us to go through as well.
Right away, the illustrations caught my eye. They were super fun, and my children really enjoyed them. We first decided to study If You Were Me and Lived in…The American West. Besides studying American History this year, we also have a nearby Western Art museum nearby, so this fit into our studies perfectly.
Since Thanksgiving is nearly around the corner, we were excited to learn more about Colonial America as well. We began by imagining that we lived in London almost 400 years ago, and what it might be like to travel across the ocean by boat. After discussing names that we might have had (Comfort and Abraham for a boy, or Patience and Mercy for a girl), we imagined what it might be like to be Protestants on either the Mayflower or Speedwell. (The Speedwell sprung a leak and was forced to return to Europe. I never knew that!) We learned about the first long winter, and what the clothing we would wear might be like. After imagining we attended a “petty school,” we learned about people that influenced the colonies on the eastern seaboard.
In sum, I was totally wowed by these books! I would definitely recommend them as a fun way to introduce your children to various historical time periods. They really fit the bill for our family.
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