Wednesday, August 3, 2011
August in Utah tends to be a little stormy. I absolutly LOVE thunderstorms! However, not a whole lot of children do...it's just super scary! Sometimes there's just no convincing a child that everything is going to be ok during a loud thunderstorm. I've had several chances to be with children during some pretty big storms...and there is NO one explanation that works for every child. However, I have found some great books that might help children understand and actually appreciate why we have to have these enormous storms.
Flash, Crash, Rumble and Roll and Tornado Alert come from the "Let's Read and Find Out Science Series."
Composed by Thomas Locker
my little book club page!
Not all books come with pages and hard bound covers! Some are found right here on the internet! Keith E. Rennison has a great audio series called "Zooch the Pooch" and one story in the series is called Thunderstorms & Shrunks. It's a cute adventure story about a dog who meets a skunk and then finds that his house is floating away in all the water from a storm...but not to worry, his Dad saves him! He has many other adventures with ZOOCH that are downloadable and fun!
I really hope you have an opportunity to share these books with your children, especially if they have worries about the weather. Although these books may not take away the anxiety of storms, hopefully they will answer questions about why they happen :]
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