Nature’s Pages Presents: The Making of the Butterfly Picture Book – Part 2

Today, I will share with you some of my illustrator notes, as well as various illustrator sketches. In addition, the original and current Butterfly Picture Book covers will be presented. Finally, I’ll leave you with the Butterfly Poem, and my future plans for the book. Butterfly Picture Book Detailed Illustrator Notes All scenes take place…

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Look Up! A Prose-Poem of Encouragement

Photo by Free-Photos from Pixabay Amid all of our concerns and trials, think about and talk to Jesus, who is our Helper in every situation. Though life is constantly changing around us, we can take comfort in knowing that He is greater than all our perplexities, and that He is still in control. I encourage…

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Picture Book Reading-The Natural World: Part 2

Every child deserves good books, from the Womb and Beyond. Imagine the warmth and security of the womb, which houses the developing child. Introduce the waiting being to familiar voices which provide auditory stimulation through oral reading of nature-themed picture books. Using the acronym “WOMB”, let’s talk about ways to support development through picture book…

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Happy New Year – 2020

Hi Everyone, This is Elvy from Nature’s Pages wishing a Happy New Year to you and your family! It’s been awhile, but I’m blessed to be back. A winter wonderland blankets my part of the world, here in Southwest Michigan. As a nature lover, the woods and the lake beckon, no matter what the season!…

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An Imaginary Lion Hunt and Preschool Learning

Hello Preschool Parents, Educators and Nature Lovers, Today’s video Read Aloud highlights the delightful picture book: We’re Going on a Lion Hunt.  The imagination really runs wild in Margery Cuyler and Joe Mathieu’s picture book. Pick up your copy through the affiliate link below: Share your experiences about how your preschoolers reacted to this book…

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Winter Woods

Hello Everyone, I thought you might enjoy this winter poem written for young children. Winter Prayer by Sara E. Wiltse Loving Friend Oh, hear our prayer! Take into Thy tender care All the leaves and flowers that sleep In their white beds covered deep; Sheltered from the wintry storm All Thy snow-birds; keep them warm…

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Happy New Year – 2018

 Here in my corner of the Midwest, it’s a Winter Wonderland. As you start the new year with your Preschoolers at home or in the classroom, strive to make the most of all this new year brings. No doubt, there will be challenges, but opportunities will also surface. Many of these we must create and…

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