Hi friends! Welcome to Storytime with Miss Theresa. Today we are going to read a great book for Week of the Young Child, which is this week! We’re reading The Surprise Garden written by Zoe Hall and illustrated by Shari Halpern. You can pick up a free copy to the book to keep through April 17 at Curbside Pickup or the Kids Library desk while supplies last.
Kindergarten Readiness Tip
Gardening is a science and a whole lot more! Here are some fun brain building activities for your little gardener.
- Planting seeds and watching them grow gives kids a sense of purpose and responsibility. Have them check the plant’s water and sunlight needs. Talk about soil, photosynthesis and caring for the earth.
- Engage their senses by feeling wet and dry dirt. Sort seeds and note the differences. Smell different plants and flowers, and talk about what you find.
- Use a ruler to measure a flower each week and see how much it grows.
- Count the number of flowers on a plant.
Most of all, have fun exploring the outdoors with your child!
Interesting facts about how seeds grow
Learn about the parts of a plant while you sing and dance to this video from Harry Kindergarten Music
Enjoy making these lovely daffodils out of cupcake liners