Wondering what to do today?

What city has the longest name? Do you know? It’s not Cleveland. It’s not Tuscarawas. In fact, it’s not even in the United States. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the official name for the city of Bangkok in Thailand holds the record for the world’s longest name of a place: Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Yuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit. And this information comes from a neat little corner of the Internet: a place called Wonderopolis.

wonderopolis

Every day the website offers a “Wonder of the Day,” where you and your child can read about a specific topic (today it’s exotic places) and then answers questions about the topic. There are more links to explore after reading the story: links to maps, photographs, words, and more research. But that’s just the Wonder of the Day.

Click on the “Explore Wonders” tab and you’ll find all sorts of questions and topics to explore. Topics on health, social studies, language arts, science, art, music, breakfast, careers, foreign languages, math, vegetables, and more. You can even suggest and vote on what others are wondering. These topics can be sorted by grade level (Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade) and matched to state Common Core standards.

This is the perfect site to visit while you are stuck indoors due to the cold, snowy weather!

So what do you wonder about? Comment below!

Stay Connected

I’m always looking for great resources to share with parents as they delve into the world of early literacy. It doesn’t have to be a scary or overwhelming task–and I’m here to make sure it’s not a scary task.

This week check out the Center for Early Literacy Learning. Don’t let the name concern you! This website has some nice guides, videos, and tools to help you promote early learning at home and in the community.

Click here to take you directly to the Parent Page.