Last year I shared five songs for preschoolers celebrating Earth Day. This year I am pleased to be part of the Preschool Blogger Network and one of many contributors of special Earth Day posts filled with books and ideas perfect for parents, family members, caregivers, and daycare providers to use on this special day (or any day). I am sharing a wonderful, fun book by Mary Lyn Ray entitled “Mud“. The inspiration for selecting this book comes from my mud loving nieces and nephews. (And, if truth be told, my own childhood love of all things muddy.) There are times I think I am in a mud loving family. Even my dogs love the mud.
This book isn’t your typical Earth Day fair – speaking of how to care for the earth. Rather, this is a book that literally describes wet earth. I can think of no better way to encourage people to care for something than to first help them recall experiences from their many senses and giving them something they want to protect. This book does just that. Lauren Stringer has captured a child’s view of mud in pictures that will delight children.
This book is a break from my usual “Sinagable Books”. Instead I have some other fun activities to (Literally) accompany this book. Check out this video to learn more: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KB9eSX–2_Y
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