Ann Courcy's Blog – June 2011 Archive (5)

Get Growing – Facts about Sunflowers

Children love giants and they love to know facts—especially nature facts they think no one else knows. Sunflowers deliver on both counts. Some varieties of sunflowers grow to 12 feet high. They are fast growing plants that almost grow before your eyes.

Share the facts below with your children, and I bet you will soon hear them quizzing their friends and grown-ups…


Added by Ann Courcy on June 22, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

Take It Outside – I wonder what’s under …?

Turn off the screens—the television, the computer, the video games. Take time from work, from chores, from the day-to-day tasks that keep us busy. Adults and children, take it outside. Each week I will challenge you to see and hear new things—to hunt the woods for wildflowers, to find shapes in nature, to sit by the waterside and listen for unique sounds. So much to experience out in the world!…


Added by Ann Courcy on June 16, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Get Growing - Watermelon

Planting watermelon in a backyard garden is rewarding and fun. Planting watermelon with children is rewarding, fun, and a great way to introduce the idea of gardening and growing food. This heat-loving annual can be grown in all parts of the country, but higher temperatures and longer growing seasons are more favorable.…


Added by Ann Courcy on June 7, 2011 at 8:22am — No Comments

“Feel the Life”

My daughter Aurora wanted me to go outside with her and check on her tent. We slept outside the night before, her tent was still set up and it was raining. I started to put on my puddle jumpers and she said, “Don’t wear your boots, let’s go barefoot so we can feel the life.”  So we walked outside without our shoes, it was a bit cold, a lot wet, sometimes pokey—sticks, other…


Added by Ann Courcy on June 3, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Rabbit Hill, a great summer read for the whole family!

I love books and I love book clubs, so it just seems natural to start a book club within this blog. On the first day of each month I will announce the book we will share—read the book and post comments.

I would like to feature Rabbit Hill by Robert…


Added by Ann Courcy on June 3, 2011 at 10:08am — 1 Comment

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