The topic for Tree Hugging Tots this week is leaves. This is something that Anna loves with a passion. She constantly builds nests in the corner of our backyard for herself and for her animals. She loves “cooking” by mixing leaves and pebbles. She loves collecting leaves on our walks around the block. Interestingly, she likes the walks around the block better than the trips to our playground that is only about 10 minutes walk. She takes time to pick different leaves, play with sticks and investigate bark of the trees. And she starts liking to create things out of the leaves. She is not too interested in painting them or doing leaf rubbings, but she likes to arrange them into some sort of patterns or glue them to the paper. We also love read many-many books about leaves lately – I wrote about some of them in my What My Child Is Reading posts. One of our favorites was Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert that I highly recommend. We did a StArt project on this book, and Anna really enjoyed creating freely with leaves and petals. I hope that her love for all things growing will continue through her life.
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