Take your children’s book to the next level. Make story time a hands on activity. Engage your young readers, and have some fun in the process. It Starts With a Seed.
Make Story Time a Hands on Activity
There’s no better way to engage a child then with some hands on learning. I just read It Starts With a Seed, a new children’s book, to my son. This book was absolutely wonderful. I was first attracted to the cover illustrations. They are lovely, and so realistic. I wasn’t disappointed when I opened the book. Jennie Weber’s images are truly gorgeous.
The story itself is excellent too. In a gentle rhyme, you and your child will follow the cycle of a Sycamore seed. Travel with this seed through seasons and years, as it sprouts, roots, and grows. As the tree grows, it fills the pages. Then it’s joined by woodland creatures of all types.
It Starts With a Seed is perfect for ages six and up. After you finish this wonderful story, drive the lesson home with some hands on fun.
Bring the Story to Life with Fun from Kitchen Science Lab
Now that you’ve finished It Starts With a Seed, it’s time to start your own. Kitchen Science Lab wants your child(ren) to grow their very own seed.
What you’ll need:
- paper towels
- plastic zipper bag (sandwich)
- uncooked dried beans, peas, seeds
Cut your paper towel so it fits inside your plastic bag. Wet your paper towel, and ring it out some. Now place some beans or seeds on the paper towel. Close your bag, but leave part of it open so your seeds can get some air. Now tape your bag to a window with your seeds facing in so you can watch them begin to grow. We do this each spring and then when the plants are large enough, we plant them outside in the garden. But don’t wait for Spring! You can do this now, and plant them in an indoor pot when they’re large enough.
To get your copy of It Starts With a Seed, by Laura Knowles click here.