Joanna Brichetto's Blog (3)

Feed the Birds: easy, little-kid plan for home or school

An essay about how one seed and one hummingbird feeder can change the world.   The two types of feeders spark the kind of observation that leads to discussions about bill adaptations, habits and foods; and can invite a child into the process of creating an ecologically-friendly habitat.

"It's mid-May and Spring has already started to look like…


Added by Joanna Brichetto on June 12, 2012 at 2:39pm — No Comments

3 Book Reviews: outdoor games, family gardening and camping

Three new books about kids and the outdoors should interest readers of C&N Connect.  The titles are below, and the brief reviews are published in my June Lifestyle Column at Come Out and Play).

The Book of Gardening Projects for Kids

by Whitney Cohen and John Fisher

(Timber Press, $19.95, 264 pages, ISBN 9781604692457, pub. date May…


Added by Joanna Brichetto on May 24, 2012 at 7:31am — No Comments

Make a flower bubble-pipe

Blow bubbles with flowers...

At breakfast, we looked out the window and discovered that the wild crossvine had bloomed (Bignonia capreolata). Every spring it…


Added by Joanna Brichetto on March 29, 2012 at 5:28am — No Comments

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