Thursday, April 22, 2010

Mrs. Winterbloom Presents: Nature

Art by Krista V.

It's spring! The perfect time to learn about the blossoming, buzzing world around us.

How Does a Seed Grow? by Sue Kim lets your young reader lift the flaps to discover the mysterious underground goings-on of seeds and plants
Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert is a color-filled, collage-style first guide to planting and harvesting a rainbow of flowers.
Earthdance by Joanne Ryder is a joyous celebration of the interconnections of life and nature, all over the world
Fairy Went a-Marketing by Rose Fyleman is a simple rhyme about appreciating living creatures while letting them have their freedom
Eddie's Garden by Sarah Garland tells the story of Eddie's family and their vegetable garden, giving the reader lots of instruction on how to start their own along the way

The Lorax speaks for the trees in a Suessian animated classic
National Geographic Really Wild Animals combines edutainment and stunning photography in a child's first nature documentary series
Disneynature: Earth edits Planet Earth for a young,more sensitive crowd, following the lives of animal families all over the world

Books and CDs:
Ancient Rhymes: A Dolphin Lullaby puts watery,delicate pictures to John Denver's soothing tune
The extensive Read, Listen, and Wonder series by Candlewick Press pairs animal stories, old and new, with narrations on CD

All Round Magazine is a wonder-filled, hand drawn nature, science and art magazine with plenty of activities for the online browser.
Build Your Wild Self and learn about animals' adaptations in the process

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