Spring is finally here! While some of you might still be experiencing snow, you can now let out a sigh of relief knowing that sunshine lies ahead! I believe all seasons have their magic, but regardless of where you live, there’s something extra special about Spring. The days start getting longer, flowers start blooming everywhere (tulips and cherry blossoms are just some of my favorites), spring showers turn the grass greener, butterflies start fluttering around… it’s a time when the great outdoors seems to renew itself and as a result, breathes life into all of us.
While magical for us, it can be that much more exciting for a child. So what better way to celebrate this wonderful transition and welcome the warmer weather than to schedule Caribu video-calls to read stories inspired by this eventful time of the year? From flowers sprouting to butterflies hatching, and splish-splashing around in puddles to ducks nesting, this list covers a variety of spring-themed topics your children will love reading about.
Spring Is Here!
Join Pedro as he rejoices in the beauties of nature during Springtime and has a wonderful time doing fun activities in the great outdoors with his mom and dad.
What Should I Wear?
It’s the first day of Spring and Ana doesn’t know what to wear. She keeps getting confused about the proper outfit for each season and weather. Vivid illustrations and easy vocabulary on this short book will bring the seasons to life for your little ones.
Frog’s New Shoes
Frog has a shoe bag so full that he can no longer hop, and dreadfully so, he cannot go out to shop for some new shoes. He is left stuck on his log dreaming about the must-have of spring…new sneakers in green. To his rescue comes Crocodile (of Croc’s Shoes on the Isle) who helps his friend froggy dispose of his old soles and put on a new pair that lets him hoppity-hop.
Gracie the Gardener
Gracie’s garden is her pride and joy. Join her on a sunny day as she tends to her fruits and vegetables and formally introduces you to all her gardening tools. Betty Bucket, Raymond Rake, Sharon Shears and all others have very specific jobs they do to help care for the garden. The kids will enjoy getting to know them and might even end up considering growing a garden of their own this Spring.
A Butterfly Called Hope
The colorful flowers in Mama’s garden reveal a strange-looking creature. Join in this photographic journey as a young girl and her mother care for a caterpillar. Watch as it transforms into a chrysalis and then emerges as a beautiful monarch butterfly. How can the young girl “claim” the butterfly as her own but still let it go free?
Achoo! Why Pollen Counts
Spring has arrived and pollen is in the air. Baby Bear does not like the pollen, it sticks to his fur and makes him itchy and sneezy. He’s allergic! He just wishes the pollen were gone. When his friends gather to tell him why they need pollen, Baby Bear learns that pollen is good for the forest and provides food for many animals, including him! Pollen might be something we all love to hate, but can we really live without it? This story explains to your kids why we need it.
The Rainy Day
Bright watercolor illustrations and evocative text will lead your children through the events of a rainy day: from cloudy skies to the ‘splish, splash, splosh’ of puddles and beautiful rainbows. Woven into the story are descriptions of creatures that need and enjoy rainy days, such as frogs, birds, worms and snails.
The Tale of Jemima Paddle-Duck
It’s Spring and Jemima Puddle-Duck is determined to find a cozy place to lay, nest and hatch her eggs. While on her quest to find the perfect spot she meets a suspiciously friendly fox who offers his shed, only unbeknownst to Jemima, he has an ulterior motive: to eat her eggs. This Beatrix Potter classic will have your kids captivated and in addition will leave them with an important moral of the story: to be wary of strangers.
The Tale of Peter Rabbit
Beatrix Potter’s most popular and well-loved tale, The Tale of Peter Rabbit is such a fun one to read in Spring. Follow the mischievous and disobedient young Peter Rabbit as he gets into, and is chased about, the garden of Mr. McGregor. Thankfully Peter is a lucky little rabbit who manages to escape and returns home to his mother, who puts him to bed after offering him chamomile tea.
Rain, Rain Go Away
Rain, Rain, Go Away celebrates and encourages the playful spirit of children, no matter the weather. From sunshine to rain, nothing can stop the fun of a group of friends ready to play outside together.
A Perfect Spring Day
This Caribu exclusive is perfect for introducing the littlest ones in your home to nature with Baby Einstein characters and real-world images.