My elder daughter loves Science and Geography even though these subjects are not taught in Singapore schools for kids aged 7 to 8. Good thing we home-ed eh? *S*

We have been reading about rainforests and highly recommend Lynne Cherry’s The Great Kapok Tree. Lynne Cherry is a highly acclaimed author whose award-winning books promote love and respect for the earth. We love all her books and her signature illustrations with detailed borders.

Younger readers might like The Umbrella by Jan Brett. We’ve read also The Magic Tree House’s Afternoon on the Amazon – to be honest, I don’t really like The Magic Tree House series (they are twaddle-ish, no?) but I like the study guides. I am looking into getting The Vanishing Rainforest by Richard Platt – my children love his Diary books.

Here are a few free curriculum downloads/lesson plan ideas on rainforests:

Here are some other interesting links I found about environmental/global issues :