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Playing Preschool - Year 2: Unit 9 - Solids and Liquids

Updated: Aug 3, 2021

A Companion Guide to Busy Toddler's Playing Preschool Curriculum

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For parents and caregivers teaching homeschool preschool with Busy Toddler's Playing Preschool curriculum, I recommend book substitutions related to the theme of each unit.

Suggested Books

  • What is the World Made of? - Zoehfeld, Kathleen Weidner

  • Solids, Liquids and Gases - Garrett, Ginger

  • Water - Palatnik, David

  • Many Kinds of Matter: A Look at Solids, Liquids and Gases - Boothroyd, Jennifer

  • Change It!: Solids, Liquids, Gases and You - Mason, Adrienne

  • What is a Liquid? - Boothroyd, Jennifer

Additional Book List


  • Water is Water - Paul, Miranda (one of our favorites from Year 1)

  • Touch It: Materials, Matter and You - Mason, Adrienne (same author as above)

  • What is a Solid? - Boothroyd, Jennifer (same author as above)

  • What is a Gas? - Boothroyd, Jennifer (same author as above)

  • Solids, Liquids and Gases - Lindeen, Carol K.

  • What is Matter? - Curry, Don L.

  • Matter Comes in All Shapes - Hansen, Amy

  • Matter: See It, Touch It, Smell It, Taste It - Stille, Darlene R.

  • Melting and Freezing - Greathouse, Lisa

  • Freezing and Melting - Nelson, Robin

  • Oobleck, Slime and Dancing Spaghetti: Twenty Terric at Home Science Experiments Inspired by Favorite Children's Books - Williams, Jennifer


  • Whats the Matter in Mr. Whisker's Room? - Portis, Antoinette

  • Joe Joe the Wizard Brews Up Solids, Liquids and Gases - Braun, Eric

  • Ice Boy - Stein, David Ezra

  • Bartholomew and the Oobleck - Dr. Seuss

  • Fairy Science: Solid, Liquid, Gassy! - Spires, Ashley

  • Pancakes, Pancakes! - Carle, Eric

  • Sticks - Alber, Diane (a cute story of a popsicle that melts)

  • Little Snowflake - IglooBooks

  • Lucy's Lab: Solids, Liquids, Guess Who's Got Gas? - Houts, Michelle


What was your favorite part of this unit? What other books did you read? What other activities did you do? Please share your photos and feedback in the Playing Preschool with Busy Toddler Curriculum Facebook Group in "Units" → Year 2: Unit 9 - Solids and Liquids

Until next time, may your coffee be warm and your toddler be busy.

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