Monday, April 14, 2008

April Showers Bring May Flowers

April is a great time of the year to talk about weather with your child. It is a month where anything from snow to a 70 degree sunny day can happen. Start by checking out the "What's the BIG Idea? Exploring Weather Kit." It contains the book Who Likes the Rain?, a rain gauge, 2 thermometers, and a mini manual chock full of activities. We have several nonfiction books and lots of picture books about all aspects of weather. Here are some suggestions:

What Will the Weather Be? by Lynda Dewitt
Weather by Rebecca Rupp
Let's Look at Weather by Nicola Tuxworth
Weather Words by Gail Gibbons
In the Rain with Baby Duck by Amy Hest
Listen to the Rain by Bill Martin, Jr.
Come on Rain by Karen Hesse
Puddles by Jonathan London
Peter Spier's Rain by Peter Spier
The Rain Came Down by David Shannon
Red Rubber Boot Day by Mary Lyn Ray

Take some time to enjoy the increasingly improving weather, but don't forget your umbrella!