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April Showers Bring May Flowers

“April Showers Bring May Flowers.” We have all heard this rhyme at some point, usually having been taught it at an early age by our parents or teachers. The saying may be traced back to the mid 1500’s as found as a short poem and earlier use may have existed. April is traditionally a very rainy month, but gives way to the month of May, when flowers bloom because of the water provided to them by the April rains. A period of discomfort can provide the basis for a period of happiness and joy. This is a lesson in patience. The rain, temperature, and wildlife are all factors to the appearance of flowers in May. This is an example of the spring cycle of renewal that many parts of the Earth go through.

If you’re having a hard time enduring the April showers, bring some May flowers into your home early by purchasing some flowers or read a book about Spring!

wake up it's springWake Up, It’s Spring! by Lisa Campbell Ernst, celebrates the awakening of life that comes with Spring. Ages 3-8

 

 

 

Hurray for spring

Hurray for Spring! by Patricia Hubbell, is a delightful, rhyming text with lots of fun words and bright illustrations. Ages 3-8

 

 

 

rain came downThe Rain Came Down, by David Shannon, Caldecott Honor artist, captures the chaos that follows an unexpected downpour. Ages 5-8.

 

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