Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Read with Me! Book 22 - Planting a Rainbow

Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert

It was hard to get this book opened...all she wanted to do was look at and talk about the flowers on the cover! I have to say, while reading it I wanted to jump up and look through my seed stash to see which seeds I can plant next! She kind of led the way in our language skill last night. She asked a lot of questions! So, I in turn asked her a variety of questions. What's that? What color is it? Where is the bulb? Which one do you like best? When do we plant? Harvest? There are lots of questions to be asked and answered!

Other language skills are:

Colors: Wow! This book is full of colors and while this would not be the best book to work on using a specific color, it would be a great introduction to colors book or a great review book! When talking about the colors don't forget the brown dirt!

Seasons: The story starts off talking about "every year." If you haven't talked about seasons in the year, this would be a good time to start :) The child in the story talks about what they do in the fall, winter and spring and how they get to enjoy the flowers all summer! And just like the seasons, the story ends with "we know we can grow our rainbow again next year." I would draw pictures of each season with pictures of what gardening activity they did. Or for a super fun (and long activity) take pictures of your family planting a rainbow and doing all of the necessary gardening activities to make your own book!

If you want a few more activities that go along with Planting a Rainbow, check out my pinterest page.

If you'd like to own it for yourself, here is a link to Amazon or go check out your local library!

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