The Story Place™ is born out of a dream – a dream to introduce children to the enchanting world of books.
We conduct story telling sessions for children and help them cultivate the reading habit. We are a mobile unit and can move all across the city to conduct story telling sessions for children.
If you’d like us to visit your locality, building or complex for a story telling session, then write to us @ firstname.lastname@example.org or Dial-A-Story +91-98205-14565.
Monday, 26 March 2012
What Makes a Green Tree go Pink?
This weekend my
3-year old and I took a nature walk in our locality. The little one noticed
that the tree outside our apartment building was beginning to turn
pink. Small pink flowers have sprung up and have given the otherwise green
tree, a pink glow. While we walked, we observed other changes in the trees
around us. And she had questions about why the trees were changing at this time
of the year. I realized that this was a good time to introduce the concept of
seasons. When we came home, I quickly browsed through the book cupboard
and picked out story books related to seasons.
First we read The
Seasons of Arnold's Apple Tree, a short story about a boy Arnold and his
apple tree. Through the story, children observe how the Apple Tree changes
throughout the year and how Arnold comes up with new play activities for each
season. Then, we drew four empty blocks on a sheet of paper, one for each
season (spring, summer, fall and winter). In each block we drew a picture of
how the tree looks at that time of the year. Finally, we drew another picture
of the apple tree and named its basic parts (roots, trunk, branch, leaf and
Then, we read another
book, Spring Is Here!,a cute story about a Mole and a
Bear. The story takes us through the Mole's journey of discovering that spring
has arrived, and his efforts to wake up his friend Bear. The book has wonderful
illustrations and sound words that make it a complete entertaining read for
The little one now has
some understanding of seasons and spring is her favorite season (as
of now). Do your little ones know about seasons?
Check out these fun
titles that introduce the science behind seasons.