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12+ Children’s Books about Rocks
In addition to the books we already have in our collection, we checked out over 20 more books about rocks to go along with our R is for Rocks theme. We do a lot of reading to go along with our themes , and I like to have a good amount of books in bins around for kids to look at. Add some rock books to an art table with loose parts and rocks, so kids can use the images as inspiration for creating their own designs. Set out some nonfiction books with a hand lens and a variety of rocks for kids to use at a science investigation table. There were a few rock books that really stood out and grabbed the attention of my preschoolers. Inside the freebie there is also a nonfiction writing activity that kids can do after learning a bit more about rocks. Geology Rocks!
Here's some of my favorite children's books about rocks. and all kinds of facts including information on types of rocks and the rock cycle.
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Books about Rocks
Your science center is a great place for preschoolers to discover more about the natural world. The center should have hands-on materials and activities for preschoolers to explore. But adding books will increase interest, supplement literacy, expand knowledge, and help build vocabulary. These books about rocks would be great additions to your science center or any theme that explores earth science. Roxaboxen by Alice McLerran Children build their own community with rocks and discarded boxes.