Poetry is a lovely thing. Julie Bogart from Brave Writer says, “Poetry is the candy of language for young children.” I believe that to be so. I personally find poetry to be soothing. But how should one introduce poetry to their children? How does one foster a love of poetry in their children?
Archives for March 2016
With this week being the week before Easter, the children and I wanted to dye Easter eggs! I have fond memories of dyeing eggs as a little girl and want to make sure I pass on fun traditions like this to my own children. I’ve seen many different ways to dye eggs across the internet, but I keep coming back to the natural dyes from ingredients that are in our own kitchen.
I wanted to share a book with you. A book that the children keep asking for this week. They ask for it as soon as they wake in the mornings. They ask for it at breakfast. They ask for it at lunch. They ask for it before bed. This picture book by Michael Hall is simply called Red: A Crayon’s Story. Our three year old actually discovered this gem of a book at the library. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I must say that I was pleasantly surprised.
If you’ve been here before then you know how much we love books! If you’re new here, then you’re about to find out! We visit the library weekly for inspiration and to let our children choose any books that spark their interests. This week our kids chose an eclectic mix of grammar, classics and Greek myths!
Last week my sister and brother in law came down from their farm in Tennessee to visit us here in Georgia. We decided to spend our day at Zoo Atlanta. We adore this zoo for all of it’s wonderful animals and for all of the educational opportunities they provide.
Easter and Spring are upon us here in the south eastern United States and I’ve been thinking about Easter Baskets. My husband and I prefer to celebrate with loved ones, a feast, and if we are doing Easter Baskets then filling these Baskets with items our children need.