I want to introduce you to an ocean life book perfect for interest-led science. My boys love it!
It is rare to find homeschooling resources that perfectly align with your children’s interests and fit into your family dynamic.
In fact, in our ten years of learning at home, I can only think of a handful of options that I would classify as being a perfect fit for us. Most require a bit of tweaking in order to really make them work for my boys.
It’s why I am always delighted to share the things that are easy wins. I know how hard it can be to find creative and engaging resources that really work for our children.
So, when I found out that one of my favorites from this year now had a second book in the series, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it!
Please know, although I was compensated for my time in writing this post, I only share resources that genuinely work for my family. It is my hope they may help yours as well!
Before I introduce you to the details, let me offer a bit of context. If you are new to my family, you need to know how obsessed my children are with ocean life and particularly, salt water fish. My oldest son is an expert at this point in salt water aquarium set-up and maintenance. He knows more about fish than I do about everything else in the world combined. My youngest is much the same and has never met a field trip to the tide pools he didn’t love.
We drive to aquarium stores all over Southern California, just to get out of the house. My boys wander up and down the aisles, discussing the various fish and corals for hours. Suffice to say, this is their interest-led obsession.
Because of their passion, ocean life has been a part of our interest-led approach to science for years.
Ocean Life Book: More Fish Faces: More Photos & Fun Facts about Tropical Reef Fish
Tam Warner Minton has traveled to all seven continents and is truly an adventurer. Both a writer and scuba diver, More Fish Faces: More Photos & Fun Facts about Tropical Reef Fish is Tam’s second book about the wonders of topical reef fish and their habitats.
My boys are a little old for picture books, but they love this one because it is so clear how much Tam enjoys this topic. It’s obvious the author shares depth of their passion and is “one of their people.” Plus, she writes with a familiarity and warmth that is contagious.
An Elementary Ocean Life Book Perfect For Interest-Led Science
Funny and endearing, the book includes colorful profiles of various tropical fish, as well as fun facts throughout.
One of the best opportunities for interest-led learning in the book, outside of the sheer beauty of ocean life, is that Tam has listed where each photo in the book was taken. It makes it easy to grab a map and explore the various locations, as you enjoy the colorful pictures and interesting fish facts.
Want your own ocean life book perfect for interest-led science?
Shawna Wingert is a former training and development professional turned education specialist, and has homeschooled her two children for the last ten years.Shawna has written four books about homeschooling unique learners and has been featured in homeschooling discussions on Today.com, The Mighty, Simple Homeschool, My Little Poppies and Raising Lifelong Leaners.
You can find her online here at DifferentByDesignLearning.com.