Patterns are designs that show the same thing over and over. When shapes or colors are repeated, we see a pattern. Some patterns are made by people, and some can be seen in the world around us. Some patterns are made with colors and lines. Other patterns are made with words or numbers or sounds. What patterns can you see and hear?
Something funny happened when young Beth went to the wharf to watch her parents fishing. They thought she was too young to tell them an important message. They didn't think that she could help them, but later they wished they had listened to her message.
Have you seen the all the colors of the rainbow? When do we see a rainbow in the sky? What does it tell us about the weather? Bright pretty colors can cheer us up, when we are feeling unhappy. The class in this story used rainbow colors and dress-up costumes to have fun.
4) Mr Nobody
In this family, there were three children who each had a small accident at home. Nobody wanted to take the blame, so their parents played a funny trick on them. They showed the children that they couldn't share treats unless they were helpful and honest.
Cats like to hide, and sometimes they get lost. Everyone in Grace's family helped her to hunt for Leo when he was missing. They tried to cheer her up when she was unhappy. Where do you think Leo was hiding?
This story has been told for hundreds of years. It was written by a man called Aesop, and it has a lesson to teach us. Find out what we can learn from this story."
Snakes live in many countries of the world. They belong to the group of animals called reptiles, which have cold blood and scaly skin. A snake is an unusual animal, because it has a simple body with no legs, just a skull and a bendy backbone. It looks like a head and one long tail, but it is not really a simple animal, as it can be dangerous.
The sun makes shadows of all kinds of things. The moon can make shadows at night. A light can make shadows, too.
This is a true story. It is about a family of bears that had a scary adventure. Could someone rescue them from trouble?"
10) Bugs and Beetles
What are bugs and beetles? They are many kinds of insects or spiders. They are small animals. Some bugs can bite and others can sting. Lots of bugs can fly, and others crawl or hop or swim. Most bugs come out in the daytime, but some are seen at night.
Can you count all the parts of your body? How many fingernails have you got? How many knuckles are on your hands? What are the parts of your body called?
12) Rabbit's Ears
This is a legend, which is an old story that has been told for many years to describe how something happened. It was once believed to be true, but there is no way to prove whether the story is true or not. You just have to decide that for yourself!
13) The Lonely Giant
This story is about two different giants. The Lonely Giant was sad and grumpy because he was tired of being alone. He wished he had some friends, but he was lonely until he watched the Gentle Giant being kind and helpful. Then the Lonely Giant learned how to make friends. What do you think he had to do?
14) Rainbow Balloons
Look at this little girl with a balloon. Do you like blowing up balloons? Look at all the different shapes and Colors! What will the children do with so many balloons?
When a big ship crashed onto sharp rocks, it was stuck! Black oil came out of the ship and got onto the seabirds and the beach. The seabirds could not swim with oil on their feathers. Who could save them?"
Reptiles are a very old group of animals that have been on Earth from the time of the most famous reptiles, dinosaurs. Which reptiles are living nowadays? Do you know how they are different from mammals, or birds, or fish, or insects? Read to find out some more facts about reptiles.
17) Shaggy the Sheep
The wool that grows on a sheep is used for many things. Do you know some ways we use wool? Farmers cut the wool off their sheep every year, then the sheep grow new wool. Do you think they like having their wool cut?
18) A Stormy Day
Have you seen a big storm? Storms can bring all kinds of bad weather, like floods, avalanches and hailstorms. What else? They can do damage to trees and buildings. People have to stay inside when there is a bad storm.
19) Mighty Mystery
Have you sometimes noticed strange things on roadways, such as items that have dropped from vehicles — boxes, ropes, clothing, or strips of rubber? Perhaps you have seen fallen branches, pools of oil, dead birds, or straying animals. What else have you noticed? This is a true story about a driver's experience on a country road, when he stopped to check something unexpected that puzzled him.
Do you know about things that are under the ground? People who have been exploring have found valuable things like diamonds and silver. Explorers have found useful things like oil under the ground. What else?