Here is another learning activity from UniversalPreschool.com. This is an excerpt from an article written by Diane Flynn Keith, “Fruit Pit Math Manipulatives & Much More!”
Remember, only do these learning activities if they are enjoyable for you and your child. Do not treat this as a “must do” lesson. It’s simply a fun activity that provides an opportunity to learn, while building “readiness skills” for school or homeschool success.
~ Fruit Pit and Seed Reads ~
There are a number of children’s books about seeds. Here are a few your family may enjoy:
- Cherry Tree by Ruskin Bond is the story of a little girl in India who shares some cherries with her grandfather. At his suggestion, she plants a cherry seed. The girl and the tree grow up together, experiencing changes with each season. On the last page she is a grown woman, sitting beneath the cherry tree with her grandfather. Ages 4-8.
- One Watermelon Seed by Celia Barker Lottridge follows two children as they plant seeds in a garden counting from 1 watermelon seed to 10 seeds of corn, and then to 100 at harvest time. Ages 4-8.
- The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss who has been a children’s favorite for over 60 years. It’s the story of a little boy’s faith that the carrot seed he plants will grow. In the face of opposition and doubt by everyone who tells him it will not grow, he tends to it with conviction. It grows and his carrot becomes a grand prize winner at the state fair. Ages 4-8.
- Anno’s Magic Seeds by Mitsumasa Anno seamlessly integrates math into a wonderful storyline kids, ages 3-8, will enjoy.
- The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle tells the story of a flower that is really a lesson in the life cycle of plants. Ages 4-8.
- Planting A Rainbow by Lois Ehlert follows a mother and child as they select flower seeds from a catalog, plant them, tend them, and enjoy the rainbow of colors when the flowers bloom. Ages 4-8.
- Jack’s Garden by Henry Cole is a story (and subtle science lesson) told in rhyme about a child who plants a flower garden. Ages baby-preschool.
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