Spring is my favorite season of all. I love everything about it. The wind, rain, new life, warmer temperatures. We have been enjoying every moment getting outside as much as we can. The little one dusted off his tricycle, shovel and bucket and we have been taking frequent trips to the playground. We have also been collecting pine cones and other treasures for our nature table. Unfortunately, I have misplaced my USB cord (or little fingers have borrowed it) and cannot post the picture I had taken. It is very similar to last year's table aside from the fact that we have added some pussy willows. So I leave you with a picture of last years table.
We also put together a spring book basket. Here are the contents:
One Watermelon Seed By Celia Barker Loottridge: This book was given to Ian by his Grammy. It has wonderful bright illustrations in regards to planting a garden. It is also a counting book. The little one finds this book very entertaining as he loves to count to ten, and tell his mama all of the different fruits and vegetables that he sees.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar and The Very Busy Spider By Eric Carle: These books are classics and have so much appeal to children. Ian still loves the Caterpillar book and can basically read it to us now. I am sure they will be favored by Claire as well.
Spring (Four Seasons Series) By Nuria Roca: This is a new addition to our book basket. The pictures are very vivid and pleasing to the eye. This book is best suited to preschoolers and up.
Everybody Needs a Rock By Byrd Taylor: Thanks for the suggestion Sophia Sunshine! This book is really lovely! It is still a little to complicated for Ian right now, but Mama really loves it and it will grow with our family. If you are a rock lover, this book is for you. The author gives you ten rules for finding your own special rock. Such a wonderful, wonderful book for young and old a like.
Spring Is Here By Taro Gomi: This book is a board book for the very young. It has very simple sentences and charming pictures. Ian is starting to out grow board books, but this one keeps him captivated with the lovely pictures of animals and spring. A good book to give as a gift to a new babe or a one year old.
Bear Wants More By Karma Wilson: Ian loves the Bear books By Karma Wilson. This one is about a bear who wakes up in Spring and is very hungry. He goes out to look for food with the help of his friends. So charming and quirky with lots of rhythm in the writing.
Backyard Birds: An Introduction By Robert Bateman: This book is for older children, as it has lots of facts about common backyard birds and about migration etc. Ian loves looking through the pictures of the birds and identifying some of the ones that we see around our own back yard. Really beautifully illustrated as well.I Am a Bunny by Ole Risom: This is a classic as well. You can't go wrong with Richard Scarry as the illustrator. Ian just loves the simplicity of this book. A must read.
I hoped you enjoyed a look into what we are reading this Spring. The Easter Bunny will be gifting some more books this year, so I will follow up later with more suggestions. What's in your book basket?