The Little Lamb {learning through literature}

My son loves all of the books written by Judy Dunn with photographs by Phoebe Dunn.  These books were written in the 1970s and I remember them from my childhood.  The photographs are stunning and simple.  They always include a cute and believable storyline about a young child and their journey with a lovable little animal.

The Little Lamb by Phoebe and Judy Dunn

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Making crowns out of dandelions like Emmy and her lamb.

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Brushing our hair like the lamb had his wool coat brushed.

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May joined too and played with her little lamb ♥

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I made a simple sensory bin that only included little lambs and tractors.  The base was ground corn, found in the pets department, and I included some spoons and bowls for John to use.  I think this was his absolute favorite sensory bin.  I loved watching him play and explore and imagine.
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Driving his Gator in the corn.
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Happy learning and reading and playing,

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around here: spring flowers


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a beautiful magnolia tree

Watching the springtime bloom brings me so much joy. Spring is, by far, my favorite season.  My love for flowers started five years ago, in my new home, with my new husband.  I was in a place I could call my own and cultivate for my own enjoyment and beauty.  That first year, I began planting like crazy.  I have had many bumps in the road — and moles-hills in our lawn — but overall, I love the dirt and I love it in my fingernails.

I have a wonderful flower garden now, and enjoy weeding and watching, especially with a sweet baby on my back and a sweet boy running around me.  Last year was our first real vegetable garden, so this year, I hope we harvest, and weed, a bit more.  We also have many perennials and bulbs, so I always have a new flower to cut and put on my kitchen table every week.

This spring has been especially wonderful, for two reasons: my little boy loves watching things grow alongside me and I have my new camera to help me capture these beautiful growing moments. This tree — which is technically in my wonderful neighbors’ yard — is my absolute favorite.  I wish it bloomed year-round, but maybe its two weeks of beauty a year is why I love and cherish it so much.

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