Tuesday, March 23, 2010
I've been inspired by so many bloggers and their seasonal tables, but I'd been short-sighted as far as what space to use for our own. I finally cleared off the console behind the sofa -- how obvious! I moved some picture frames onto the t.v. cabinet, so I could put out some spring things where the boys can actually see them!
One of our favorite springtime books is An Egg Is Quiet by Dianna Aston, which my sister gave to the boys along with A Seed Is Sleepy. I found an original version of The Burgess Bird Book for Children at the library, with its beautiful illustrations. (You can also find the first few stories for free on Amazon Kindle.) My mother lent me her copy of True Nature by Barbara Bash, an illustrated nature journal -- and she gave me the sweet bird's nest and eggs.
It's not quite this amazing nature collection, but it's a start!
We're also reading Even an Ostrich Needs a Nest: Where Birds Begin by Irene Kelly, and awaiting a few more from the library: Birds, Nests & Eggs by Mel Boring -- a take-along nature guide, Egg Drop by Mini Grey -- about an egg that wanted to fly, The Odd Egg by Emily Gravett -- the story of a drake who is feeling left out, and Eggs by Marilyn Singer.
We gave the boys Professor Noggin's Birds of North America card game for Christmas, and it's time to break it out and actually play it!
And I just love this sweet birdie sweater.
(Disclosure: Supposedly, if you follow the Amazon links and buy any of these books, I will get a few pennies, but it hasn't happened yet. ;)