Entomology for Kids

Learning about insects is a wonderful way to teach children about nature. Read about this home schooling family's hands-on approach to entomology.
On any given day, our kitchen can instantly be transformed into a science lab and my preschooler and toddler love it. They particularly enjoy the days when I conduct our entomology lessons and I have to admit it is one of my favorite lessons to teach as well.

For those of you who are wondering what entomology is, it is the study of insects and what a broad subject it is to teach. Although I am not an avid bug enthusiast or entomologist myself, I do have a genuine appreciation for insects. After all, when they are not buzzing around your ears or trying to land on your food, they are interesting and exciting little creatures. Some are even downright beautiful. Because of this, I have undertaken to teach our daughters about the wonderful world of insects and just judging by our daughters