Are you a homeschooling parent, or just looking for new ways to make your trips to The Walt Disney World Resort (even after you return) more educational for your kids? Then this is the book for you Magical Mouse Schoolhouse by Jodi Whisenhunt.
From the back cover:
With MAGICAL MOUSE SCHOOLHOUSE: Learn While You Play at Walt Disney World Resort, children and their parents can think outside the textbook and stretch the walls of the home classroom with Walt Disney entertainment. Have you ever watched Tinker Bell light the nightly fireworks at Magic Kingdom Park? Learn about her magical glow and measure luminescence using glow-in-the-dark objects. Have you ever ridden Dumbo the Flying Elephant? Build a paper airplane with an elephant’s proportions and learn about aviation. MAGICAL MOUSE SCHOOLHOUSE covers a wide variety of categories—from the history of Walter Elias Disney to the magic behind animation techniques—and leaves you with fresh ways to keep your kids engaged in the learning process. This invaluable resource belongs in every home, so come and learn while you play where Disney IS school!
Each chapter is written about a specific Walt Disney World attraction, and includes a brief history of the attraction is given within the first half of every chapter, along with some fun facts. The second half of each chapter is called “Today’s Takeaway” which suggests an assignment to complete, a family activity to do, or a recipe to make. Magical Mouse Schoolhouse can be used by families with kids of all ages. There are plenty of activities and lessons geared towards little ones – such as making your own fossils using play-doh or trying 3 different recipes to make bubbles. Older students can attempt assignments such as making your own 3D pictures (using photo editing software), or making your own motion powered generator. There really is something for everyone within this book!
The author, Jodi Whisenhunt, is a Disney-devoted, veteran homeschooling mother of three children who is dedicated to informing the homeschooling community of the educational value of Walt Disney entertainment. As part of the HoliDaze Gift-Away I am doing with dragynally.com, you can enter to win a copy of her book. It is also available for purchase at Amazon.
Enter here, and good luck!!!