Saturday, February 1, 2014

monthly pics for february

Do you sometimes want to escape the daily grind of your homeschool?

February seems to be the month in which a lot of families experience burnout.  Sometimes dropping your lesson plans for the day and curling up with some good picture books is just what everyone needs.

Elsa Beskow's picture books are perfect for such a day.  In addition to the beautiful nature-inspired illustrations, each book is filled with highly imaginative and enchanting tales of other lands or times gone by.  Whimsy, charm and adventure.  Just the right combination to lure each child to their own quiet reading corner.

And who couldn't use a few moments of peace?

Picture Books for February

  • Around the Year
  • Children of the Forest
  • Emily and Daisy
  • Pelle's New Suit
  • The Land of Long Ago
  • The Sun Egg

Really, any Elsa Beskow book will do. 

Additional Resources

Elsa Beskow books lend themselves to all sorts of craft inspiration.  Here are just a few examples of some great ideas around the web. 

Fairy Tale Projects at Children's Literature Network has a comprehensive guide on craft books that would help in making gnomes, fairy tale scenes, flower figures, wool fairies and felt folk.

With the craft supplies that you may already have on hand, you could make miniature landscapes or mushroom hats like Zoe at Playing by the book.

Is knitting your forte?  Even if it isn't, you still must check out this adorable Child of the Forest ensemble knitted by Jen at As Cozy as Spring.

Or maybe you would rather sew:  Our Sewing Adventure with Peter in Blueberry Land by Kim at The Educator's Spin On It

What do you and your kiddos do to combat the February blues?

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