Teachable moments for the beginning of Summer

Teachable moments for the beginning of Summer include books to read-aloud and read-to-self of families picking berries, art and poetry describing the frustration of sleeping while the sun shines, and possibly picking and canning your own berries!

Jamberry by Bruce Degen (rhythmic, fanciful board book)
Berries, Berries, Berries (Rod and Staff) (berry picking)
Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey (berry picking, berry canning)
Proven small-batch jam recipe and read-aloud, “Jam Session”, article from Bon Appetite magazine.
Autumn Brambly Hedge by Karen Barklem (berry picking)
“Bed in Summer” art by Jessie Wilcox Jones (1907)
“Bed in Summer” poem by Robert Louis Stevenson (1885)
Hug A Tree: And Other Things To Do Outdoors With Young Children by Robert Rockwell
Pick your own at Berry Patch in Fairfield, Texas

Book titles recommended in this newsletter are linked to the Waco McLennan County Library, the Baylor University Zeta Collection or Amazon.

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