Learning Through Reading

Survival Super Squad loves the idea that every child out there learns through reading our books. Within the three that we have already published, there are many different subjects mentioned, including: Science, History, literature, Greek mythology and nature. Knowing that most kids are studying from home right now, we wanted to share with you a few ways in which our books can help with certain subjects.

History

In 'The Daring Droplets' Diary', there are five different historical periods covered. They are, Carboniferous, Cretaceous, Ice Age, Middle Ages and Industrial Revolution. From the start of the book, we see the Droplets go from each time period to the next and along the way we find out fun facts about that time. Dinosaurs to castles with moats, there are plenty of historical points covered in this book.


Greek Mythology

The story of 'The Wilful Wildflowers And The Golden Petal' was inspired by 'The Apple of Discord', which is a Greek myth. In the myth, an angry goddess throws a golden apple amongst three other goddesses: Athena, Hera and Aphrodite. The goddesses then fight over who is the most beautiful. This is what happens in 'The Wilful Wildflowers' when Daisy causes mischief amongst the other Wildflowers.


Literature

'The Wilful Wildflowers' also introduces children to the arts. Poppy is inspired by a poem written by John McCrae called 'In Flanders Fields', Daisy is inspired by a song written by Harry Dacre called 'Daisy Bell (Bicycle Built for Two)' and Rosie is inspired by a play written by William Shakespeare called 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'. All of these forms of art are included in the back of the book.


Nature

All of the books are about nature, but the book that has the most nature content is 'The Wilful Wildflowers'. This is because we find out about how the Wildflowers help the environment and the animals around them. Rosie says that the honey bees like to collect her pollen and take it back to their hives to feed all the bees in their colonies. Sunny also helps the environment when the birds eat his seeds.


Science

Throughout the Daring Droplets books, we find out so much about the water cycle (it is their job after all)! For billions of years, the water cycle has been around helping the planet with all its water needs. In this book, we see all of the ways water is around us, whether it is in the ocean, when it is snowing or even just in our taps. We really hope that you learn something from these books and it helps when studying from home.


By Pia Talbot


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Illustrations © Judit Matthews 2019 & 2020
© Karina Siba 2018

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