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This is For the Birds!

Have You Heard the Nesting Bird? by Rita Gray

Bring on the Birds by Susan Stockdale

The first book has a great Q and A section at the end conducted between a bird and the questioner, called “A Word with the Bird.”

The second book places birds into simple (and rhyming) categories, concluding with a who’s who of the birds pictured earlier in the book.

This would be a great opportunity to listen to bird calls online! Children might enjoy trying to imitate the sounds.

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How Do Chickens Stay Warm?

A Hat for Minerva Louise by Janet Morgan Stoeke

Talk about how Minerva’s friends stayed warm by putting their beaks under their wings. Have the children try putting their own “beaks” under their “wings”. If you have a stuffed chicken, place it in a “nest” with “bedding.” Chickens can stay warm by eating a bedtime snack, and they may not have lips, but their caretakers can use petroleum jelly on their combs and wattles to keep them from “chapping.”

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