Books of the Month: Spring is Springing!

Books of the Month: Spring is Springing!

Spring is in the air, it’s a fun time of year to teach the kids about all the new things they can see and do outside come rain or shine!

I LOVE the Rain

By Margaret Park Bridges, Illustrated by Christine Davenier

I Love the Rain WinterKids Book of the Month April 2020

In this fun story, two friends head home from school on a rainy day. Sophie loves the rain while Molly hates it! But something wonderful happens on their trip home- with the help of Sophie’s playful imagination, Molly learns to LOVE being in the rain! 

I LOVE the Rain is relatable (teachers: a great one for working on text-to-self connections!), and inspires us to get outside, play, and find the magic in a rainy day. It’s a perfect book for spring!

Most appropriate for ages: Preschool to 2nd Grade

our winterkids’ favorite page:

When Spring Comes

By Kevin Henkes, Illustrated by Laura Dronzek

When Spring Comes WinterKids Book of the Month April 2020

When Spring Comes celebrates the exciting transition from winter to spring through lyrical phrases and vibrant illustrations. Henke’s words are playful yet calming, and Dronzek’s illustrations are sure to catch your little one’s attention.

This sweet story is like a child’s guide to preparing for spring, and the magical and playful opportunities spring offers. One of our favorite pages of this book reads, “There will be worms and wings and wind and wheels.” Like many of our books of the month, this book reminds us to get outdoors to learn, explore, and move!

Best for ages 2 to 8

Other books we’re reading this month:

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WinterKids is the only nonprofit in Maine dedicated exclusively to increasing outdoor physical activity in children and families during our longest, most sedentary season.  

The shorter, darker, and colder days of winter and the increasing allure of screen time make it all too easy for kids and families to “hibernate.”  At WinterKids, we make it our business to provide kids, parents, and teachers with the right option: to get outside, get active, and have fun in the winter – and year-round.

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