Fall is Here!
The last few days have certainly been a reminder that the official first day of fall will be upon us soon! As each week passes and the days become a little shorter, what a blessing it is to focus on the time each family can spend together.
Create a goal to make the most of the moments outdoors on the nice days, as well as the time spent indoors when it is cold or rainy. Those words seem so simple, yet often it is hard to truly make every day count. Let's all be aware and use each moment to the best of our capabilities and keep those special memories coming!
Story Time = Learning & Fun
Reading is truly important for so many reasons. Not only do we learn new facts or enjoy a fun plot/story line, but we are able to focus on being still, sharpening our minds, using our imaginations, and growing our vocabulary, just to name a few of the benefits. When talking to many parents, grandparents, and children, they will, with a big smile on their face, recall a favorite book or story they read or had read to them. They will describe a favorite book that their mom or dad, grandma or grandpa, or another special family member gave to them. Fall is the perfect time for sharing stories. For the past twenty five years Ebert's has been blessed to share children's literature.
Here is a list of some of our favorite fall books that you can use if you haven't already!
The Little old Lady Who Was Not afraid of Anything by Linda Williams
Too Many Pumpkins by Linda White
Pumpkin Fiesta by Caryn Yacowitz
The Great Pumpkin Switch by Megan McDonald
The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin by Joe Troiano
The Falling leaves and the Scarecrow by Steve Metzger
Click Clack Moo-Cows that Type by Doreen Cronin
The Great fuzz Frenzy by Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel
Earl the Squirrel by Don Freeman
Farm Flu by Teresa Bateman
The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson
Duck for President by Doreen Cronin
The Scarecrow's Hat by Ken Brown
Otis and the Scarecrow by Loren Long
Ebert's on line story time:
We are also excited to share various readings in classic, dramatic fashion and have posted a few here. They are also accessible through our YouTube page for your children and you to enjoy! Have fun with Click Clack, Quack to School, written by Doreen Cronin. Another story, Pumpkin Cat, by Anne Mortimer is shared here along with a simple cat art project, a favorite as it is easy, quick, and fun! Watch for additional stories to be will posted throughout fall!
More Fall Crafts: Animals, Scarecrows & Critters....Oh My!!!!
Use these fun pictures as ideas to make your own fall nature crafts out of pumpkins and uniquely shaped gourds. Various pumpkin and gourd sizes will make any animal, scarecrow, or critter with a little hunting for supplies and imagination! Combine these ideas alongside any of the stories listed above to make more of a learning experience! See pictures below.
Buddy, the Ebert dog has been through nine fall seasons already. Fall is a time of the year he always looks forward to!
We look forward to seeing all of you this fall! Thank you for being such a special part of Ebert's!
All your friends here at Ebert's Greenhouse Village
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Spring Coloring Contest
Every year Ebert's hosts a coloring contest for kids ages 2-10. Please stop by the Gift Shoppe to pick up a copy or print out the attached document and following the directions.
Click Clack Quack to School
Renee Ebert reads the wonderful kid's book "Click Clack Quack to School" by Doreen Cronin