I know I've seen the titles recommended here before so I apologize for asking a redundant question...
What story books do you recommend for introducing the four seasons. My son is almost two and learns everything like a little sponge! Now that he's not at the tasting stage any more I would like to get a nature table started for him. I think the best way to introduce them would be a few simple stories that explain the seasons!
Thank you! I've seen those at diff online stores and they look beautiful! It's hard to judge without seeing them in person, so I'm happy to hear that your little guy likes them! Mine is obsessed with books (esp if there are pictures of animals), so I'm sure he'll like them. I keep getting Waldorf-y toy store coupons and sales in the mail. I'll keep an eye out for some to get a birthday present!
We love the Gerda Muller ones too. Before I bought them I noticed my library had them as regular book (not board book) as a compilation (it also has some text unlike the originals) but I was able to check them out before ordered. It's called Circle of Seasons. My 18 month old stole the book from me when I was looking at it on the couch. I ordered the books the next day. They are still very popular here--DD is now 3 and her 6 year old cousins love them too.
We have those and a DK one with real photos of all four seasons. Most of our other seasonal books cover just one season at a time, with the exceptions of some life cycle books (trees, plants) and 'Spring is Here" by Taro Gomi - it covers the whole year of seasons but has abstract art (but my DD loves it).
Thanks all! I just ordered the Gerda Muller board books and The Story of the Snow Children - since we're actually in the middle of that season right now! A bit of a splurge to do it all at once, but my little guy is so into books that I know they'll be used and used and used some more! We didn't have anything planned for his birthday (just a few days after Christmas) so this will be perfect! And a great introduction to the idea of a nature table.
Thanks all! The first two of the Gerda Muller books arrived and they're lovely and detailed and just what I was looking for!! Can't wait for the others to get here! I am glad I got the snow children one to read also. He likes looking at pictures, but he also enjoys having stories read to him.
These will be a perfect intro to doing a nature table! He'll be two years old right after Christmas so I think the timing is perfect!
The Snow Children arrived last night. I opened the box and my little boy saw the book and ran over saying "We wead it togedder!!?!?!?" It's a beautiful book and very engaging for my son. Thank you very much for the recomendation! I'll definitely be getting the others eventually.
Got the rest of the Seasons books last night and they're just beautiful! Baby boy claimed them immediately - which is fine, I still have Spring and Summer to wrap for his birthday at the end of the month. He adores them and dragged Winter off to daycare (he gets to bring one treasure to daycare if he wants). I love the curly red-headed boy---looks just like my curly red head!!!