What are your weekend plans? I have a dogwood tree in my front yard that begins to change into its autumnal red way too early every year, almost a full month and a half before the other trees on our street. I'm sure there is some scientific reason for it changing early like pH balance in the soil or lack of fertilizer. (I have a black thumb, truly.) But, I like to think more poetically. Maybe the tree is connected to me and feels how ready I am for crisp air, pumpkin spice, and crunchy leaves under my feet. Until then, I will be spend my weekend sitting on a playground bench putting up with the soupy southern humidity while my kids run around the jungle gym and monkey bars.
Here is what I will be reading while my kids play!
Kids Book Review is in a New York state of mind, sharing a book for preschoolers about the cutest dog in New York City, Marcel here and picture book, The New York Year, here.
Pragmatic Mom has a great book list of ten bilingual Spanish picture books here. She also has an interesting book list for anyone wanting to read more about the American revolution and the Boston freedom trail here.
What Do We Do All Day has created STEAM activities that you can do right now with stuff you probably have around the house here and a list of some of the best fairy tale classics here.
Chickadee Lit has a two part list on unique friendships in picture books here and here.
Pink Stripey Socks has a pikachu book mark DIY project that will make any Pokemon fan happy here!