George Washington for Kids: His Life and Times with 21 Activities (For Kids series) Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2017-10-09 
Review Score: 4 out of 5 star From 7 user ratings

"George Washington for Kids mixes facts, fun activities and first hand accounts in an engaging and appealing way. By interweaving personal bits about the man behind the legend, readers can begin to feel a connection to the real person, which is such a critical element in connecting students to history. Learning that George Washington made sure British General Howe's lost dog was returned to him after a battle will stay with students much longer than the names of the battles the two men fought, and give them a better understanding of the character of the man. The book covers Washington's entire life, and the accounts of his early years are fascinating. The activities are varied enough to fit multiple interests, and most can be done with a minimum of adult help. It would be an excellent addition to any classroom or homeschool bookshelf." said.

"Seems like a pretty ordinary biography with some moderately interesting activities added. Belabors Washington's relationship with someone else's wife." said.

"This beautiful produced book depicts Washington's life in lively fashion. Miller's writing is focused, yet she does not hesitate to include entertaining details, such as the time a young Washington had his clothes stolen by two servant girls while he was swimming. The activities set this book apart from other youth biographies of America's first president. Readers can learn how to make their own compass out of a bowl of water and a magnet, sew a lady's mobcap or play the old-fashioned card game of whist." said.

"George Washington for Kids is a thorough biography of our first president. It gives a fascinating glimpse into a man who longed for a better place in the British society and grew increasingly frustrated with archaic laws that always kept colonists below British citizens. Complete with authentic details, such as how many sheets Washington's family owned, to harrowing battle scenes, this book will keep young readers engaged throughout. The numerous activities are creative and give glimpses into the culture of the times. Twenty activities include crafts and games, such as "Design a Recruiting Poster," "Roll a Beeswax Candle," and "Play a Game of Whist." Sidebars provide more in-depth information on Washington's life. In addition, numerous paintings from the time period illustrate various people and events." said.

"I am a teacher, and this is an excellent resource for teaching about George Washington to children. Lots of really fun and interesting projects to go along w/the wealth of information given." said.

"Perfect for my child's book report- plenty of interesting facts and stories. Exactly what we were looking for to complete the project." said.

"planning to use as an addition to a unit for my intellectually gifted class this fall school year." said.

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