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Grow It!
     

Grow It!

by Georgie Birkett (Illustrator)
 
Which plants shall we grow? Where should we plant them? And how do we care for them? Helping with real tasks is a natural progression from pretend play, and is a crucial stage in a child’s development. Achieving a shared goal encourages a sense of responsibility, and develops many skills useful in later life. Simple conversational text and lively illustrations

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Which plants shall we grow? Where should we plant them? And how do we care for them? Helping with real tasks is a natural progression from pretend play, and is a crucial stage in a child’s development. Achieving a shared goal encourages a sense of responsibility, and develops many skills useful in later life. Simple conversational text and lively illustrations are carefully designed to encourage further dialogue between reader and child.

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Through The Looking Glass Children's Book Review
A little boy is with his father, and they are going to plant a garden together. At the garden center, the little boy chooses some seeds, and then

he had his father plant them in a tray. After receiving a little water and some sunlight, the seeds soon send up little plants. Later, the little boy

helps his father transplant some plants into the garden and to sow some lettuce seeds in the ground. The plants will need to be watered, and then

there will be weeds to pull. Soon enough there will be flowers to admire and fresh veggies to harvest and eat.

This board book helps little children to see that creating a garden takes a lot of work, but it is also a lot of fun. It is something to do that gives

you a great deal of pleasure, and you have something to show for your labors at the end.

With a simple text and brightly colored illustrations, this book is perfect for little children who want to become gardeners.
— Marya Jansen-Gruber

Through The Looking Glass Children's Book Review - Marya Jansen-Gruber
A little boy is with his father, and they are going to plant a garden together. At the garden center, the little boy chooses some seeds, and then he had his father plant them in a tray. After receiving a little water and some sunlight, the seeds soon send up little plants. Later, the little boy helps his father transplant some plants into the garden and to sow some lettuce seeds in the ground. The plants will need to be watered, and then there will be weeds to pull. Soon enough there will be flowers to admire and fresh veggies to harvest and eat.
This board book helps little children to see that creating a garden takes a lot of work, but it is also a lot of fun. It is something to do that gives you a great deal of pleasure, and you have something to show for your labors at the end.
With a simple text and brightly colored illustrations, this book is perfect for little children who want to become gardeners.
Children's Literature - Carly Reagan
Literature is a wonderful and useful way to introduce new topics to the very young child, who has limited experiences and limitless curiosity. A basic introduction to the idea of gardening for the very young child, each page features limited text, with one question or comment per illustration. The text is kept simple and follows no plot, with the intention of being a stepping-off point for conversation between the reader and the child about planting, tending to, and harvesting an edible garden. Although the topic and simplicity of writing is age appropriate and done with good intention, it seems as though the actual hands-on experience of gardening is what would most benefit the child, allowing him to form his own questions and comments about the process. Part of the "Helping Hand" series and an accompaniment to a planting project, it provides a decent resource for a young child to reflect upon, but it does not quite hold up on it's own, underestimating the child's ability to form his own thoughts and questions about a new experience, and easily overshadowed by a plot-driven alternative about a similar topic. Reviewer: Carly Reagan

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781846432859
Publisher:
Child's Play-International
Publication date:
05/01/2009
Series:
Helping Hands
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
2 - 5 Years

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