We recently explored the pumpkin patch and if B had her way, we’d have 17 pumpkins on the front porch. We brought home one perfect pumpkin and she painted it. Ain’t it a beaut? 😉We’ve also been reading books that fit the season, like Seed, Sprout, Pumpkin, Pie by Jill Esbaum (Happy early birthday, Mom!) and a favorite since last year at this time, Duck & Goose Find a Pumpkin.When sweet, silly Duck & Goose see their friend, Thistle, lugging his own beautiful pumpkin, they realize they need one, too. They search and search– looking in all sorts of places for their perfect pumpkin.
“Is our pumpkin in the log, Goose?”
“Is our pumpkin in the leaf pile, Duck?”
Around they go, looking everywhere except the one place that they’re sure to find a good pumpkin. Eventually, they find it– thanks to their friend Thistle.
Last year, 1.5 YO B picked up on the repetition of this book and it was so much fun to read the book with her, and she still loves the call and response aspect of this book.
Duck & Goose Find a Pumpkin
Schwartz & Wade Books
To any of you who know her (or know of her) it will not surprise you that my Mom has an awesome kid library in her office.
What we love about Grammy Jill‘s library: Mom, lots of titles to choose from, a big rug to lay on, a comfy, old rocking chair to sit on, and no overdue fees for books you take and never return!
We’ll return it, soon, probably.
National Geographic Kids Look & Learn: Colors! is interactive and illustrated with beautiful, brightly colored photographs. Each section shows several examples of things that are one color (duck, bananas, school bus, etc…), and on the next spread, your little one is challenged to hunt and find all of that special color– blue, green, orange, red, or yellow.
Included in the spread are fun facts for the kids and adults. While looking for the color blue on a ferris wheel, we learned that the world’s tallest ferris wheel is higher than 40 elephants! Nooooo, thank you.
I know there are a few more National Geographic Kids Look & Learn books in Mom’s library– and I think it’s time to “check out” another!
National Geographic Kids Look & Learn: Colors!
National Geographic Society