Welcome to storytime! Have you ever walked in the woods? It’s one of my favorite things to do so today I’m going to read about a little boy who loves the forest in My Forest is Green by Darren Lebeuf.
Parent Teaching Tip
Understanding opposites helps children make better observations, learn to compare two things, and improves their vocabulary and ability to describe things. Explore opposites by having fun – go fast and slow, touch something hard and something soft, eat something sour and something sweet, etc. Make observations about the world around you, whether that’s in a forest, walking through your neighborhood or at the store.
Use seeds to work on comparing and sorting. You can sort them into cute little garden pots or an egg carton. Talk about the differences between them. Which are little or big? Do they have spots or stripes, or are they plain?
Another fun activity for opposites is weaving. Make a paper placemat by weaving strips over and under using different colors of paper.
I loved all the pictures and art the little boy in the story created after and during his walks in the woods. What a great way to remember your adventures. Maybe you would like to try making this nature journal for walks in the woods, walks at a park or even walks around your neighborhood or backyard.
If you like collecting bits of nature on your walks, try playing this fun game to improve your memory skills.
Get moving with this fun song, there’s a surprise at the end.