This spring, introduce your child to some great reads - all about butterflies and frogs - one of momstown's freshest curriculum themes!
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
A great classic read, and sensory too as babies and toddlers can put their fingers into the little holes in all the food the caterpillar eats! Try momstown's accompanying simple caterpillar craft.
Good Night, Sweet Butterflies by Melanie Gerth
Though the book is simple enough for babies and toddlers, preschoolers will enjoy the counting throughout, as the butterflies are counted down from 10 to 1. Sparkly butterflies are 3D and offer great sensory experience too.
Butterfly, Butterfly by Petr Horacek
Simple story with great illustrations. A little girl named Lucy finds a butterfly one day, but the next day she can’t see it anywhere. She searches outdoors and sees lots of other insects, and finally when she looks up, she finds here butterfly in the sky – the last page ends with a huge pop-out butterfly that will delight all ages! You can make your own butterfly craft and help your child explore symmetry.
Waiting for Wings by Lois Elhert
Tells the tale of how a caterpillar grows into a butterfly – in an illustrated style reminiscent of Eric Carle. At the end of the book, detailed information on types of butterflies is presented, which can help parents with all of those 'why?' questions!
Too Many Frogs! by Sandy Asher
A cute story about a rabbit who would like to keep his evening routine the same... but is constantly interrupted by too many frogs! You can make froggie puppets at home. Check out this craft in action with momstown Oakville.
Frog, Where are You? by Mercer Mayer
This book has no text, but shows in simple illustrations how a boy and pet frog are separated, and then united again. Children ‘tell’ the story themselves using the pictures. It's amazing how well they can 'infer' from pictures. And, yes, your kindergarteners just might learn that word at school!
Have your own favourite butterfly or frog-themed book to share? Please tell us, we love to add to our library of favourite kids' reads!