Well this is perfect timing! As we cross the halfway point of our Bug Month for the Summer Read-Aloud Book Club, I discovered a perfect article for helping us cultivate an interest our kids may have in learning more about insects.
The article is called Wild About Insects! The Care and Keeping of Junior Entomologists. The article is written by a professional entomologist, beekeeper, and writer named NJ Renie. He offers perfectly simple ideas for encouraging your child to go beyond yelling, “Look! A butterfly!” to developing a love for identifying, observing and preserving the insects they discover.
Renie gives practical tips on getting started, gear you need (it’s a surprisingly simple and inexpensive list!) as well as unnecessary things to avoid. He offers additional advice for helping your budding entomologist delve as deep into the world of bugs as he or she wants to go.
I highly recommend this article for all parents. Kids love bugs, right? Let’s help them learn as they play and discover!