Springtime Books for Children

Here in New Jersey, it’s been feeling like Spring has arrived early! In the past, the onset of warmer weather brought out many Read Aloud sessions for my toddler class, centered around Spring!

Here are some books I’ve used in my Seasons curriculum when sharing with young learners about Spring:

Little Yellow Bee by Ginger Swift
This adorable book is perfect for toddlers to enjoy! This book is extra chunky and durable for young readers, and the images are lovely!

And Then It’s Spring by Julie Fogliano
This story shows the beauty of life blooming at the onset of spring! The rich images display life above and below the soil!

Spring Is Here by Taro Gomi
The first time I read Spring Is Here to my classroom, the children were immediately drawn to the rich images of the outside world as the seasons change. This book is a big favorite of mine!

One Bean by Anne Rockwell
This story focuses more on the gardening aspect of spring, yet it provides rich images for children in learning how to care for plants in the warmer weather.

When Spring Comes by Kevin Henkes
This beautiful story holds rich images of the process our surroundings goes through when the barren fields of winter explode in color!

Bear Wants More by Karma Wilson
Bear Wants More is such an endearing story about a bear coming out of winter’s hibernation phase with a huge appetite!
(I also recommend Bear Snores On, which features Bear in his long hibernation period during the winter, while his friends try to socialize with him!)

Of course, there are sooo many more books I love to read to children, but these titles are some of my faves!

October 17, 2018: Shifting to Autumn

When Autumn truly arrives, it’s memorable. It reminds you of this change the second you walk outside, and the wind cuts through the fabric of your clothes. You remember the change every evening, when the sun slips into the horizon a couple minutes earlier.

It brings out special celebrations; people dressing up for Halloween, families coming together for holiday blessings and cheer. Autumn also begins the period of reflection. As people head indoors to retreat from the cooling air, many tend to gather their thoughts and plans for the future months. They plan and prepare for the moment when nature awakens once more, and the need to explore is enlivened once more.