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Use the search filters below to return results. Keep an eye out for some of my top favorites-- my "BookSmart Picks"-- that are sure to entertain and educate your kids! And, many activities use common materials you likely have at home already. Look for entries marked with the "Common Items" icon to find activities that shouldn't require any purchase.

This is an absolutely beautiful set of blocks that will build your child’s math skills and provide a great challenge! Pattern cards of increasing difficulty are provided, with the object of this math toy to match the blocks to the design on the card. There are a total of 40 different pattern cards…

Origami is a fun way to work on geometric and spatial reasoning, and even help develop fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. This particular kit has easy to follow instructions for the different creations, along with fold marks on the papers for easy folding. It comes with everything you need to create 40 origami animals…

This is a great game to help develop visual perception and spatial reasoning. In Ready, Set, Silhouette children must find silhouette cards to match object cards. The game includes two sets of cards—one with pictures on them and one with silhouettes on them…

A tessellation is an arrangement of shapes closely fitted together in a pattern with no gaps or overlapping. In this project, your child can explore different shapes and combinations of shapes to determine which ones tessellate. The possibilities are endless here for creating tessellating designs!

In this activity, your child gets a chance to play architect, creating blueprints of your own house or apartment. Doing so, they can practice measurement as well as ratios and scale.

Send your child on the hunt for specific shapes and angles, whether around the house, in the yard, at the park, or even while out running errands.

As you build forts with your child using cardboard, you can focus on design and planning, weight, measurement, and working with shapes.

In this activity, you will be demonstrating the types of shapes that sink and those that float. Your child can have fun sculpting boats with clay while also learning about displacement.

Natalie Babbitt

The Tuck family all have eternal life after drinking magic water from a spring, and they roam about trying to go unnoticed. But ten-year-old Winnie finds out their secret and must decide between living as a mortal or an immortal. Things are further complicated when a stranger also finds out about the Tucks’ secret…

Claire Owen

This book uses U.S. weather to cover area, elapsed time, data, and graphing…

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