Another school year has come to an end, and another summer is off to a roaring start — with slug races! Oh, the sweet memories I’ve made in the driveway of this old house. From snow sledding to chalk drawings, all three of my kids have grown up — up and down this little paved lane that leads to our backdoor.
There have been many bug adventures over the years. There was the time Robert rescued a grasshopper, which led to tears and sadness over the unintended cruelty of keeping pets in jars. There have many butterfly adventures over the years! These slug races, however, were the best.
My kids love to learn about all kinds of bugs and we’ve bought many wonderful bug books over the years, but none of them are as delightful as the The Alphabet of Bugs: An ABC Book! It’s a beautiful ABC book designed for children ages 3-5 years. It features the amazing art direction of Valerie Gates and the superb photographic concepts of of Ann Cutting. My kids enjoyed looking at the pictures in this book so much. Although they learned their ABCs a long time ago, they will never be too old for the magical, colorful world of bugs as illustrated in this smart book.
The book features spectacular photographs of a variety of insects and it inspired my kids to learn more, yet again, about the different creatures found in the natural world.
Girl Scout Bugs Badge
Speaking of bugs, last fall, I started volunteering as a Brownie leader for Girl Scouts of Western Oklahoma. Our first badge was bugs. Here’s a little craft project you can do after you read the little kid in your life The Alphabet Bug book! It’s available from Amazon for less than $12.
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