Learning to Grow

Happy Earth Day!

At the moment we have remnants of the snow that fell on Friday.  I am still hopeful that it will be completely gone by this afternoon so that we can get outside and enjoy Earth Day in a drier setting.

Yesterday, along with being wet the wind was pretty fierce, so we ended up planting Little Man’s seed paper inside (from Little Man’s copy of the awesome book “The Tiny Seed” by Eric Carle).

This was LM’s first time planting anything, and it ended up being a huge hit.  I can’t say that he knew what was  going on exactly, but he definitely figured out that dirt is just as fun to play with as to eat. Continue reading

The Tiny Seed (Children’s Book Review)

This Sunday is Earth Day.  Even though they are calling for snow this weekend in our area, I am still hoping to get  some quality time outside with Little Man and the Dreamboat.  Little Man is still a tad young to understand what gardening is about, but I still want to introduce him to the wonderful world of flowers, compost, bugs and dirt.  He did eat dirt out of a potted plant recently, but that is not exactly what I have in mind. Continue reading