Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Giving Love

On Valentines Day and every holiday, we can struggle with all the giving and receiving.
Developing a generous heart in our children is a trait that benefits them and everyone around them.

In Ivy Loves to Give, a little girl practices the skill of giving. Not every gift is appreciated at first, but they all find their way to the correct recipient and even Ivy receives something she wants.
This gentle story is a sweet read aloud to the youngest of listeners. The watercolor illustrations are soft and simple adding more warmth to the story
In the end, Ivy gives a wonderful gift that never goes out of style, is affordable, and the perfect fit for all.

Poetry Extension Idea:
This poem is full of gross motor fun and easy to learn! Ask the children to think of movements that fit the words in this poem. It's a great way to end group time after everyone has sat quietly for a story.

For children who are sensitive to touch, you can hug yourself and blow a kiss from your hand.


  1. I love this blog, Lisa! What a great idea!!! ☺

    1. Thanks Jill. I appreciate any feedback you have to make it more useful to moms/teachers like yourself.