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Three mice discover jars of red, yellow and blue paint. They take a dip inside and their fur is coated in each colour. The mice then take turns mixing paint puddles with their coloured feet and discover that they can make new colours! As the children in the Discovery Room are very interested in the colour wheel and mixing their own colours using the primary colours, this book has become a useful tool in remembering colour combinations to create their desired secondary colour.

When a little girl moves to a new town, she finds a place called Butterfly Park. But when she opens the gate, there are no butterflies.
Determined to lure the butterflies in, the girl inspires her entire town to help her. And with their combined efforts, soon the butterflies—and the girl—feel right at home.

A book with a great environmental message and community values, it ties nicely in with our butterfly colony in our classroom.

Rosie is a brilliant inventor of gizmos and gadgets, Iggy has a passion for building, and Ada has endless curiosity. Follow these three protagonists as they explore the world around them, problem solve, and learn to think in more dynamic ways. These books bring a lot of inspiration to our centre and are loved in the Discovery Room and the Innovation Room.

This book is designed to ignite a child’s instinctual investigative nature. The book itself contains no colour, but instead has cut outs designed for children to search out the colour of the empty shape. A sun shape layered over a yellow item will complete the picture. The children pride themselves in seeking out the colour they feel best suits the image, but also find it hilarious to match up two unlikely pairs.

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This book takes the way we traditionally see colour and challenges us to notice the variety of colour that household objects can be. For example, when we think of a banana we think of a bright yellow fruit, but bananas come in many colours and those colours change as the fruit ripens. Each item is shown in its predisposed colour and the opposite page has a beautiful grid palette of all the items true ranges in colour.  

Do you know that all plants and animals need water? In I LOVE OUR WATER, learn why water is so important to everyone, and what it is used for. Also, discover ways to save water every day!

This book has been a perfect reference for all our water based questions, and it has great vocabulary words!

Each month a new book order form will be available in the parent resource binder. We encourage our families to take advantage of the ordering system as it does not only provide a source to fill your home with books to enjoy with your children, but also fills our classrooms with new resources. All of your orders will provide the classrooms with credits to spend on books and other learning materials! We have tried to include as many links to the Scholastic website as possible for your convenience.

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As our Discovery Room friends continue to work out their feelings and emotions, The Feelings Book is often used as a tool to help them put words to their feelings. This book normalizes feelings that can be overwhelming and difficult for the children to understand and depicts them in a child friendly format.