Friday, March 22, 2013

Thinking Thursdays: Let it snow! (and books about winter)

Our weather chart is a free printable from here.

It is already spring, and it hasn't warmed up much. This week we're having temperatures ranging from subzero to below five degrees, and its been snowing on and off!

However, January was even colder and we had pretty heavy snowfall for some days. Since its probably the only time that the boys get to experience winter, we did try to bring them out to romp in the snow as often as we could. Getting them dressed took ages (especially for the baby who kept taking off articles of clothing and running away), but they did have fun, trying to make snowballs...

... making snow angels (ok, this one baby J didn't really like!):

On days that I was too strapped for time to bring them out, we let them loose in the balcony with a tub of snow, and some shovels:

Aside from all that snowy goodness, we also read quite a few books on winter. We read about trees in winter (Winter Trees) and animals in winter (Over and Under the Snow, Animals in Winter). Junior J also enjoyed some simple stories set in winter, like "The Hat" and "The Mitten" by Jan Brett. Baby J loved "Snow" by Uri Shulevitz, which his older brother enjoyed too! Of course, we also read "The Snowy Day" by Ezra Jack Keats, and spent some time doing some related activities. (We also looked at snowflakes by reading "Snowflake Bentley", which I blogged about here.)

Guess we're looking forward to warmer weather in Singapore and not having to pile so many layers! Do you have any favourite reads about winter?

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