Everyone knows that art activities are fun. Did you know that they also help build skills such as; creative thinking, spatial awareness, problem solving? You can extend your child's learning experience by reading books about art, and visiting the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. MFAH, is a family friendly environment that encourages both adults and children to explore and discover. They even provide weekly activities and storytimes!
The books listed below are ones that I enjoy reading each spring. My favorite book on this list is Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney. This story is about a little girl named Alice, who becomes Miss Rumphius, or a.k.a. "the lupine lady." Her goal for herself and others is to make the world a more beautiful place. This classic picture book offers charming illustrations and a meaningful message for everyone.
This week, Miss Susan made a shamrock craft with the children who attended Story Pals (pre-school) storytime. We have two other options for families who would like to participate in the holiday craft program. Space is limited.
One of my New Year’s resolutions is to identify and appreciate the simple things in life. A few weeks ago, I was reading in my study, when I noticed that the songbirds are back. I am delighted they have returned to my garden, and realized how much I truly missed them during the cold "winter" months. As our community grows birds are losing their natural habitat. Therefore, I have begun making plans to create a backyard haven for birds and butterflies. Below are a few of the books that I found helpful.
I am going to tell you a secret that almost no one knows about me... I adore owls!!! Needless to say, I have at least one owl themed storytime a year. Luckily, many children's authors must also admire these wise little creature for there are several wonderful books in our system.
In case, you missed Family Storytime I thought that I would share a few of my favorite books with you.
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