Okay, how many of you out there enjoy reading about the changing seasons as much as we do? It's so much fun to identify spring, summer, fall, and winter by the different clothing we wear, alterations in nature, traditions we take part in, specific songs or poetry we sing, the food we eat, and the seasonable rhythms we fall into. The first three books pictured below are our most loved "reads" on the seasons. The kids select them several times each month. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!
The Year at Maple Hill Farm by Alice and Martin Provensen ~ Not only does this book guide you through the seasons, it guides you through each month through the perspective of a farmer evaluating his family's annual duties. I recommend this for the older young children.
Colors by Shirley Hughes ~ poetic word lists for each color, with Hughes' lovely illustrations. I recommend this for the tots.
My Favorite Time of Year by Susan Pearson ~ one family's story of experiencing the changing seasons. It's a little wordy for the young ones to sit through.