Wednesday, March 9, 2011
A few weeks ago the children had the day off from school and we were looking for something a bit out of the ordinary to do. We ended up going with another family to the Franklin Institute. I could hardly believe that we haven't frequented the place because it was amazing! We seriously loved all the exhibits.
When we got home we read the book, Now and Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin by Gene Baretta. I think this is a must read because it highlights, in a interesting and witty way, the extraordinary contributions that Ben Franklin made to society. The illustrations are bright, cheery and engaging as well. It's also a great book to use to compare and contrast how much- or how little- things have changed over the years. Quite frankly (pun intended), I'm astounded at all that this man invented that is still in use today!