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Gardening Theme for Children

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

Gardening with children is a wonderful way to get them outdoors, breathing fresh air, learning and excited about our natural world. In this article, we share picture book suggestions and free printables for homeschool, preschool and kindergarten Opening a packet of seeds or planting some bulbs with a child or a group of children could lead to conversations about soil, water and the water cycle, germination, pollination, fertilizing,…

Lucy’s Secret – Planting Beautiful Ideas

Saturday, February 5th, 2011

Lucy’s Secret – written and illustrated by Mireille Levert Picture Book published by Groundwood Books When Lucy visits Anna Zinnia’s garden, she is enchanted by all she sees; beautiful flowers and busy insects. When Anna Zinnia reveals a box of seeds, she tells Lucy, ‘In each seed lies a hidden, baby flower.’ Lucy plants the seeds and then waits and waits for the young plants to appear. Lucy’s Secret is richly illustrated and…

Earth Day

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Introducing a wonderful selection of green picture books that promote Earth Day, recycling and environmental awareness Green picture books deliver important messages about caring for our environment to children. These books belong in classrooms and home libraries. Perfect for Earth Day, we love the idea of going green and exploring environmental awareness with children through picture books. Our Growing and Learning Green workshop for teachers…

Blessed with an Imaginative Grandpa and an Amazing Garden to Tend

Monday, June 8th, 2009

The Imaginary Garden by Andrew Larsen, illustrated by Irene Luxbacher Picture book published by Kids Can Press Theo is blessed to have a very special relationship with her grandfather, Poppa. When Poppa moves into an apartment, they decide to create an imaginary garden on his balcony. The first Saturday of spring is marked by the arrival of a giant, blank canvas. Before long, Poppa and Theo have created a long stone wall and beautiful blue…

Picture Dictionaries, Sight Words

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Free printable picture dictionaries and sight words for children Step 1 – Make sure you have Adobe Reader. If you don’t have it, please click on the ‘Get Adobe Reader’ button to install it for free. Step 2 – Pin this page, bookmark this page, share this page or “Like” us on Facebook. Step 3 – Choose from any of our 250 free downloads, including these free picture dictionaries and sight word…

Mother Earth Shares an Important Lesson

Monday, February 14th, 2011

Lessons From Mother Earth Written by Elaine McLeod and illustrated by Colleen Wood Lessons from Mother Earth tells the story of a young girl who learns from her grandmother. They leave a small cabin and, with her grandmother’s guidance, the young girl discovers the bounty of fresh food provided by Mother Earth. Lamb’s-quarters, raspberries, blueberries, cranberries, rosehips, dandelions and mushrooms are all part of the bounty….

Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day and Kites – it must be May

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

…We’ve just added three new downloads to the site to help youngsters celebrate Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day and kite flying.   Things You Can Learn From Mom…

Spring Theme Printables for preschool and kindergarten

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

Easter and Spring theme free printables for children that you can download and use at home or in a classroom right away. Step 1 – Make sure you have Adobe Reader. If you don’t have it, please click on the ‘Get Adobe Reader’ button to install it for free. Step 2 – Pin this page, bookmark this page, share this page, “Like” us on Facebook or sign up for our newsletter. Step 3 – Choose from any of…

Earth Day Printables For Children Promote Environmental Awareness

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

Earth Day Printables to Help Children Learn About the Environment, Recycling and Other Ways to Care for Our World You will also be interested in our page highlighting picture books about caring for our environment, recycling and reducing our environmental footprint or our page about gardening with children. Terrific resources for Earth Day and Arbor Day Our early childhood printables, including our Earth Day printables are in PDF format, if…

Summer and Camping Theme Picture Books and Printables for Young Children

Saturday, July 23rd, 2011

Elsewhere on this page Free Summer, Camping and Beach Theme Printable Poems, Rhymes and Chants for Preschool and Kindergarten Highlighting Summer and Camping Theme Picture Books for Children A Camping Spree with Mr. Magee – written and Illustrated by Chris Van Dusen Camping theme picture book published by Chronicle Books An absolutely irresistible adventure story for young children. A Camping Spree With Mr. Magee is one of my all-time…

Woolly Foursome Finds Friends: The Baabaasheep Quartet

Saturday, March 26th, 2011

The Baabaasheep Quartet – written and illustrated by Leslie Elizabeth Watts Picture book published by Fitzhenry & Whiteside; When four sheep retire and move to the city, they adopt a rather cosmopolitan life style – decorating a high rise apartment, attending the opera and dining out. But, they can’t seem to find a way to find new friends. Sadly, they just don’t seem to fit in with city dwellers. Part time…

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