Rock Log for Kids
I don’t know very many children who don’t have an interest in rocks. We started collecting them at our house when our daughter was young. This handy Rock Log Kids is a great place to record your findings. This spiral-bound book also includes helpful identification information under headings such as: What’s a Rock, the rock cycle, What’s a Mineral, everyday rocks and minerals, state rocks (Illinois’ mineral is fluorite), famous rocks, common words associated with rocks, how to make your own rock display box, and rock logging tips. The rest of the Rock Log (pages 12 through 80) are formatted for recording. Two pages are for recording dates and rocks/minerals you find. The next 60 pages are logging pages (2 pages per specimen) on which to record date/time, city/state, location, shape, size, look/feel, description details, and what you did with the rock. These pages also prompt students to record interesting things they notice, and invite them to include a sketch or photo of their rock. There are five pages for rock photos or art and two pages with a rock to color. Children will love keeping track of their rock-hounding efforts. 80 pgs, p/b. ~ Donna
The positive effects of journaling--especially for children--have been celebrated for decades. Journaling helps to build self-esteem while also enhancing skills in writing, drawing, and observation! Rock Log Kids is the perfect introduction to journaling and to nature. Created by Daniel Brandt and DeAnna Brandt, the book's 60 Log pages present simple questions that gently guide children to record and to draw their important rock and mineral observations. An additional 5 Photo/Art pages are ideal for pasting pictures or creating more artwork. Plus, a Log Tips page offers special hints for using this book, and a Life List allows kids to keep track of all the different rocks and minerals found. The result is a one-of-a-kind keepsake that families will cherish forever. So bring Rock Log Kids on your next outing. Play some games, and try a project. Write about your experiences. Draw what you see. Have fun, and enjoy nature!