We're connecting the B's of spring! We started with butterflies, and today we'll flutter upon bats, birds, and baseball. I guess it would make sense to go to bees next, but bee-ing that I haven't seen any yet, maybe we'll wait until it gets a little warmer.
I've been meaning to take some pictures when I go into Manhattan, but somehow, I just keep leaving my camera at home! The only post I've written that relates to New York City was called Connecting the Dots of Lifelong Learning, which was inspired by the piecing together of a puzzle of Times Square.
Since many of us may be looking for ways to keep our children busy during their time off from school this month, I figured it was a good time to share Sandra Foyt's Manhattan adventures.
“If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder without any such gift from the fairies, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in” ~Rachel Carson
"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly, "one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower." ~Hans Christian Anderson
These words and the following books remind me of the time my husband and I brought my teenage daughter to the butterfly zone at the zoo. She was a little over a year old, and was wearing a shirt with a floral design on it. A butterfly ended up landing on her shoulder!
Oh, the wonder of butterflies, and the hope that they carry with them.
Most people have seen seals and/or sea lions near the ocean, or at an aquarium or zoo. They're fascinating creatures, aren't they?
Many children are naturally curious about all kinds of animals, and have a lot of questions before or after a trip. That's where the many high quality picture books come in! Whether you seek them out before, after, or during your visit, it's a great way to take learning to the next level.
With all the reading I've done as a result of my daughter's digestive illness and food allergy, I have no doubt that diet plays a much larger role in our health than many of us choose to believe. When you stop, think, and read about it, it all makes perfect sense.