"Sadie and the Snowman" by Allen Morgan first caught my eye because of a dear little girl in our life who shares the same name. As today is her birthday, I wanted to dedicate this review to her and her lovely parents, who are great examples as parents - and of course read lots and lots to their little one.
A beautiful book for children about the seasons, creativity, and enjoying life and all its phases.
- Of course the obvious winter-time activity is to build a snowman. If there is not quite snow yet, you can make your own snowman, and then have the fun of eating it all up. Mix up your favorite pudding, but use half the milk the box calls for to have a super stiff pudding. Scoop up three scoops high. Then add your favorite fruits and nuts to make a face, buttons, and other decorations. (Avoid using candy for the decorations to keep the sugar down.) Skills: fine motor dvelopment, artistic and creative ability.
- Visit a local nature center, or even your own backyard. See what kinds of animals you can see. Talk about what they eat and where they can find it in the winter.
- Make a popcorn string with needle, thread, and fresh popped popcorn. Makes a wonderful bird (and squirrel) feeder to help attract animals for you to watch out your window. It also is a fantastic fine motor activity for children two and older.
Children's Book Review Rating: 5 Stars - Beautiful Book