Monday, June 24, 2013

Poppins Book Nook: The Big Red Tractor and the Little Village

This month's theme for Poppin's Book Nook was transportation.  In this house, tractors is a form of transportation for Conner.  We did this book last year, but I thought we would do it again and just expand on some of the themes of the book this time.

The book we read was The Big Red Tractor and the Little Village by Francis Chan.

This was the craft we did last year.  It is hanging up in his room.  If you want to check out his tractor bedroom you can see it at this link:

We talked about how hard it would be to do our garden and have to push our tiller instead of letting it do the work.  He was said he was thankful that our tiller works!  

We also discussed how we volunteer out time at Your Father's Kitchen once a month and also provide a part of the meal.  This is one part he gets.  He has been volunteering with me since he was 3 years old.  For 3 years he has gotten to know how to do everything there and really enjoys it.  I encourage all of you to get your kids started early on serving others.  At 3, Conner was serving drinks and plating food.  I can see now, how that has transformed into him helping others in so many other ways without me even asking him to.  Start them early, don't wait because you think they will be in the way, make a mess, or you think they can't do it.  Your kids can do anything you can do and anything you take the time to show them!