Can a small boy change the world?

Liam lives in a gray city.  Liam grows a garden and changes his whole city! Read about Liam and his adventure in The Curious Garden by Peter Brown.   In today’s Book Club selection, a young boy named Liam finds a tiny, struggling garden on an overhead train track in his very sad and dull … Read more…

This Wednesday’s Word is “soil”

                 For the last 2 weeks, we’ve worked with the words “seed” and “sprout”.                              Today we’ll talk about “soil”. So, how do we use this word to build a child’s vocabulary? Here are 3 quick tips to teach the word soil: Ask your child what soil is. Soil is another word for dirt. Other … Read more…

Could you grow a garden on your back?

A garden on her back? Huh? In Jan Brett’s gorgeous picture book, Mossy,                     an eastern box turtle is a surprise to everyone who sees her! In today’s book club selection, the star of the show is Mossy the turtle, but a young girl’s compassion for living things builds the story. Set in Victorian times, the … Read more…

Hey! It’s Almost Summer! Go Outside!

Get out of the house and have fun! Today we will bring Science play to the yard: *To be a Scientist, you need science equipment! Grab a pot, plastic bowl, or bucket 60 inch measuring tape, 5 feet of sting or rope, a personal jump rope, or a garden hose Magnifying glass (if you don’t … Read more…

The word of the week is “sprout”!

Last Wednesday, we worked with the word “seed” and this week we’re working with                 the next step in the plant cycle – “sprout”. So, how do we use this word to build a child’s vocabulary? Here are 3 quick tips to teach the word sprout: Ask your child what a sprout is. The sprout is … Read more…