Nosy Crow is introducing a new innovative series of eBooks based on non-fiction characters whose real life stories start where they end. Rounds: Franklin Frog is their first.
Your child is lead through the life cycle of Franklin. The story magically allows you to get involved with the characters. Your child will read and play while learning “frog” facts” from Frankly about his life-cycle journey.
Visit the parent page for options. We like that the hot spots are blue dots which keeps your child from pounding all over the screen. The technology is amazing and the story is beautiful with simple narration.
Rounds: Franklin Frog is our favorite eBook thus far! Thank you Nosy Crow; we’re looking forward to your next release.
Activity 1: Find it Game
How many dogs on leashes did you see today? We don’t walk around keeping track of this, however, if you do a FIND IT GAME walk you will find yourself paying attention to these things. Take a walk, scan and scout. Be on the lookout for dogs on leashes. This intense focus places a value on visual observation.
Anything can serve as your search objective. What you look for will depend on where you look. For example: in the city, you would not be looking for cows but perhaps someone carrying a briefcase. In Spring you might search a pond for signs of life, like tadpoles. Remember, we recommend having your child keep a Science Journal to document what he sees and how he observes changes.
You and your child can both be active participants. Warning! It is really difficult to make sure you let your child make the discovery. I know this from experience. I have had to bite my tongue often over the years.
Activity 2: Frog Development Wheel
Things You’ll Need:
• 2 Paper Plates (cheaper ones work best)
• A gold brad fastener
Color the three to six stages of the frog life cycle on one plate. If drawing and coloring is not your strength, here are some printables your child can color and cut out. Cut the second plate with a slice cut out and then attach them with the brad. Your story wheel is complete and ready to use as a story prop.