We are guided by a simple philosophy: your children deserve reading material as rich as their imaginations. – Home Grown Books
Even though I had put together a curriculum for the year and have a lot planned out as far as what I want Savanna to learn, she is only three and I take a very relaxed approach to teaching her. She does genuinely love learning new things, so for the most part, I have it easy. I take her lead each day. What I had planned for Monday sometimes doesn’t get done until Thursday. Sometimes she wants more activities than other days. Some days we just want to get out of the house. Either way, we are having tons of fun and constantly learning new things.
One part of our day that we always keep consistent is reading. There is always the bedtime book (or multiple books if Papi is there) every night, but we also try to read books throughout the day. I always have a set of books for the monthly theme and other books tend to find their way into our room too for us to read as well. Our theme for October is Earth. During the first week, we will be focusing on an overview of the planet before learning all about the continents and our United States during week two. The third week we will be learning about weather and finally finishing up the month with biomes.
Home Grown Books is an independent publisher devoted to supporting organic learning and creativity in early education. We create books that are educationally sound enough to be used in your child’s classroom and visually captivating enough to be displayed on your coffee table at home. – Home Grown Books
During the first week, one of our social studies topics for the week is an introduction to land, air and water. Home Grown Books has Earth, Water and Air books – can that be more perfect to use?! One of our activities is going to be taking three small jars and going outside to collect dirt (for land), air and water. We will then sit down with a globe and talk about where we can find these on our planet. We will also talk about what we use each for and why we need them.
We’ve gathered four paperback booklets that are perfect for introducing your child to the importance of our environment. Familiarize your little one with the ways that the Earth supports us by presenting easy to process information. These gentle booklets explore how water, soil, sun, ice and living things all work together to create a sustainable environment. – Home Grown Books
We have also recently begun working on sight words and CVC words during our lessons. Savanna has been so excited to start helping us at night when we read books together. I know she feels such an accomplishment when she knows the words on the page. And that is another reason why I am excited to begin reading these with her. Garden, Animals and Water have one word per page with a beautiful illustration to match. Air and Earth are a little harder with 6-8 word sentences.
I have so many activities planned over the next month to accompany these books. You can follow along with us on Instagram and Facebook, or check out the Literature Units section of our website to see the individual posts for each book during October.
Home Grown Books is an environmentally conscious company. The box and books are made with wind power and printed on recycled paper with no VOC vegetable inks. Learn about the Earth and help save it at the same time! Tot Tot Goose was provided the Environmental Collection for a product review, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. We are genuinely excited to use these books in our curriculum. To learn more, visit Home Grown Books.