The Snowdrop Fairy
Deep sleeps the Winter,
Cold, wet, and grey;
Surely all the world is dead;
Spring is far away.
Wait! the world shall waken;
It is not dead, for lo,
The Fair Maids of February
Stand in the snow!
— Cicely Mary Barker
Happy New Year to you all!
Cicely Mary Barker is right in her poem above – snowdrops do give us hope. Wonderfully I spotted an abundance of them on the roadside over the holidays. I knew Spring was on its way. Perhaps it’s closer than we think…
But before we give up on Winter altogether, here are some of our favourite picture books to help you embrace the season as you snuggle by the fire or pass time on a bus.
Happy Winter Reading!
Picture Books for 2-3 year olds
Valentine’s Day Reading!
Living Books – lots of booklists and recommendations
“Always winter and never Christmas;
think of that!”
“How awful!” said Lucy.
— The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, C.S. Lewis
Lucy is right. It would be awful! Christmas is most definitely the light in the darkness. Such joy amidst the long winter months. Continue reading
I know it’s only just November! But I thought I’d share one of my plans for the rest of term. In the lead up to Christmas we are going to go ‘Nutcracker’ crazy!
Tchaikovsky’s perfect seasonal ballet. Continue reading
Guest Writer Michelle Dobbie lives and homeschools her two boys in South London. Here she shares some beautiful ways to teach STEM* subjects in our homes and schools. Continue reading
Sitting on the sofa with a picture book or two is one of my 3 year old’s favourite things to do. I love reading them to her so Continue reading
The latest exhibition to come to our local museum, the Ashmolean, is ‘America’s Cool Modernism’.
So for our ‘artist of the term’ we have Continue reading
The summer holidays are on their way. A wonderful chance for us all to get stuck into a book for that bit longer each day. So, if you are looking for ideas for your children, Continue reading
“Just living is not enough,” said the butterfly, “one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower.”
— Hans Christian Anderson
With spring in full bloom here in Oxford, the bees and butterflies are now out in the garden. They add a wonderful sense of beauty, productivity, life and purpose. When it comes to butterflies, we are very much amateurs, but loving learning all the same as we spend time outdoors.