My favorite illustrator, @marlafrazee (rhymes with crazy), has chucked text out the window with her wonderful wordless books The Farmer and the Clown and The Farmer and the Monkey (out this week!!)—and I promise you will never miss a word. Like at all.
Taking a ‘picture walk’ through a book with your child empowers them to see and tell stories based on their own observations, helps your pre-reader focus on illustrations’ little details (focus grows with them, I promise!), and teaches your little one to deduce story from subtleties of expression and body language. Picture walks erase language barriers, thumb their nose at illiteracy, and create a cozy conversation between reader and child.
#TheFarmerAndTheMonkey overflows with story, character, humor, humanity, emotion, and loveliness—just ask Birdie. ♥️
Hi, @simonkids, and thank you.
Saturday was #NationalDanceDay = my favorite day of the year. ???? I was feeling too blue this weekend for this joyful post, but now - I’m ready for a bit of happy, even if we have to fake it til we make it. Besides, isn’t it my job to watch ALL of the dance content and share it with you, Dear Reader? ♥️????♀️????♥️ Thank you for creating the perfect happy soundtrack, @meghan_trainor. ♥️
19 years ago, but it feels like yesterday. I honor the lives lost and the hearts broken. And I remember, wistfully, the feeling of national unity in the days, weeks and months that followed. I ♥️ NYC. I ♥️ USA.
My family farm is, as the kids say, my organic, biodynamic happy place. I can’t help but feel like the love my Aunt and Uncle put into growing this year’s sweet potato crop will add to @onceuponafarm’s delicious goodness for your kids. But first—meet our lawnmowers: Simon, Pete, Boaz, Pignut, Mistletoe, and Mayapple. ????????????????????????♥️