In January we discovered a delightful book. It is a Caldecott Medal
winner from 1957.
A Tree Is Nice
by Janice May Udry
“Trees are beautiful. They fill up the sky. If you have a tree, you can climb up its trunk, roll in its leaves, or hang a swing from one of its limbs. Cows and babies can nap in the shade of a tree. Birds can make nests in the branches. A tree is good to have around. A tree is nice.”
A Tree by the Ant Bug
Reading this book inspired us to paint our own beautiful trees.
A Tree by the Sweet Bee
A Tree by Nurture Mama
Another Tree by the Ant Bug
The Ant Bug said “A tree is nice because…it gives shade. If it has bumps, you can climb it.”
When it comes to planning activities for my children, I follow a predictable pattern: read a good book, sing a song or two, then do a craft project (although we don’t always go in that order). With a little creativity, most children’s books can easily inspire an hour or two of fun.
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