The word of the week is “yolk”!

When you break open an egg, there are 2 distinct parts inside: the clear gooey stuff and the yellow yolk. The yolk supplies food for the animal embryo as it grows inside the egg. Did you read How Fletcher Was Hatched? It was our Monday focus book this week. Since Fletcher was a full grown … Read more…

The word of the week is “hatch”

What do birds, spiders, turtles, frogs, snakes, and dinosaurs have in common? They all hatch from eggs! Last summer, a Morning Dove built a nest in the hanging basket on our front porch and laid 2 eggs. We watched carefully for 14 days and the first egg hatched. The next day the other egg hatched. … Read more…

The word of the week is Nest!

Did you check out the Monday Book Club suggestion, “Mama Outside, Mama Inside”? The outside mama was busy building a nest for her eggs to hatch and grow in until they were ready to fly off and be grown-up birds. A nest is a cozy, warm, safe place for baby birds to grow. So, how … Read more…

Word of the week: Shower

“April Showers Bring May Flowers” My grandmother used to say this on rainy April days when I wanted to go outside and play, I can’t imagine being very impressed with her optimism when I just wanted the rain to stop. So, how do we use this little saying to build a child’s vocabulary? Here’s 3 … Read more…