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Preschool Spring Reading List *New Additions!

Updated: Mar 11, 2021

Getting a jump on spring by diving into our favourite spring reads!

Spring Reading List:

*New addition: A new and fabulous addition to our Spring Reading List, A Seed is Sleepy, arrived at our house a few days ago. This was perfect timing to get us motivated for seedlings. Somehow the February winter has been weighing on us all and the soil, seed starter kit, and seeds we bought weeks ago has been moved between the kitchen and basement at least three times. This book is a gentle and lovely way to get in the mood for spring and planting. The illustrations, diversity, and detail on how a seed starts out and slowly grows roots down and unfolds a plant up, as well as the many different characteristics of a seed are easy and beautiful (yet detailed and informative) reading.

*New addition: I actually credit this book for easing us out of the lethargy of winter and infusing the first energy of spring before the sun finally started warming us this past week. It is somehow so gentle in approach and graceful in description that before you know it, you have been through winter, cleared last year's growth, planted a new full garden, harvested, and been welcomed home for a warm bowl of soup. It resonated with me in the same way that full days with two toddlers require an easy and gentle approach to welcome reading after a long morning and a tired cup of tea.

*New addition: Slow Down: Bring Calm to a Busy World With 50 Nature Stories. This book is so beautiful that the instinct is to absorb it at once, yet as the title suggests, there is reward in exploring it slowly.

There is a level to read this book for everyone - absolutely stunning pictures captivating at 16 months old, and simplified, accurate picture descriptions provided a beautiful and basic, yet full storyline appropriate for age 3 (with minimal word substitutions or further explanations in some instances). There is a more full description at the top of each story at a fairly high reading level, which I skimmed for context, but will save for future reading with the kids.