Every once in a while, someone comes up with something so fantastic that you can’t wait to share it with everyone you know.That is exactly how I feel about the new When I Grow Up, I Want to be… series of E-Books from TOS.These fantastic e-books are unit studies that are in essence like having a private “Career Day”, only so much better!
In the first e-book in the series, When I Grow Up, I Want to be a Firefighter, we learn all about the life and work of a firefighter.The details that are provided from the perspective of a real firefighter are engaging and informative.We learn all of the nitty-gritty day to day responsibilities as well as an informative history of firefighting.I especially loved the vivid description and explanation of a bucket brigade.I even learned the how and why dogs, most commonly Dalmatians, are used as the mascots of the firehouse and how the dogs help assist the firefighters in their duties.
To round out the wonderfully written explanation of the job of a firefighter, the unit study is filled with several fun learning activities.Inside you will find firefighter math, a crossword puzzle, a word search puzzle, vocabulary and coloring pages.There are even pages of copy work in both print and cursive formats.
My favorite activities were all of the many games that emphasized the duties and work of a firefighter.I even loved how the ideas for the activities are adaptable to the number of children you may have.These games can be played by one child or several!And to top it all off, there are some great ideas for a firefighter party that could be used to celebrate the end of your unit study.You will even find directions on how to make a fire truck cake!
When I Grow Up, I Want to be a Firefighter, is a wonderful opportunity for us to really delve into what it takes to be a firefighter.The included website links for further information are just the icing on the cake.I love that we can actually spend some time on this study!Instead of a “Career Day” where there are several speakers that my child may soon forget, we can have a “Career Week” for each e-book and focus on one career at a time.My child will learn and remember what has been discussed.And with this kind of focus, he will be able to dream about his future career while understanding a little better what it may entail.With the help of TOS, he will be able to fill in the blank of the great question of When I Grow Up, I Want to be…
And now for a limited time, you can get the first 10 e-books in the series at a special preview price! Get all 10 e-books for only $49!That is a savings of 55% or $40.50 off of the regular price! But hurry…sale ends June 30, 2009.