Pond Week

Next week is Spring Pond Week in Exploring Nature With Children. Spring at the pond is so exciting! There are so many changes going on both in the water, and along the banks. There are tadpoles and ducklings, fish eggs and goslings.

Over the next few days I’m going to highlight books about different things that may be going on at a pond near you in the spring. The great thing about Exploring Nature With Children is that you can pick and chose what you want to focus on.

Today I’m focusing on general pond books. These are the books we use at our house each time a pond study comes up. As my girls get older we will be adding to this collection.

Ponds by Diyan Leake – A simple, factual introduction to features of a pond & plants and animals found on and near ponds.

Pond Life by Barbara Taylor – This book (the whole series for that matter) sadly appears to be out of print, but there are still used copies around. There is so much great information packed into this nonfiction book. You can use the table of contents to choose a topic and on the corresponding page find large, clear photographs, diagrams, and a few paragraphs of text.

In the Small, Small Pond by Denise Fleming – A poetic rhyming introduction to pond animals and their movements. This is a fun one to act out with toddlers! The bright illustrations draw everyone in.

Another book I highly recommend that isn’t shown here is Over and Under the Pond by Kate Messner & Christopher Silas Neal.

You can also check out what we did for our Autumn Pond Study here. There is information about two other spectacular pond books, Song of the Water Boatman, and On Duck Pond there.

What books will you be reading next week about ponds?

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