Grandpa’s Garden 

FOR THE WEEKEND, share this fun title with your child and their grandparent or special friend! 

(2012, Barefoot Books)

Grandpa’s Garden is appropriate for ages 4-8.   

In Grandpa’s Garden, Billy and his Grandpa are working together through the seasons to plant, harvest and enjoy the fruits (and veggies) of their labor. But Billy has a hard time being patient, every step seems to take forever. With the help of his Grandpa, Billy learns why each action they take is important and becomes even more rooted in the special project they share. Included at the end of the story is a guide for planting your own garden. It takes you through the steps that are important during each season.

Practice this Comprehension Strategy–Inference:
Billy and his Grandpa are planting a garden. Using the pictures in Grandpa’s Garden, help your child infer (using evidence from the story to explain or come to a conclusion) what will happen next in the garden. This is also a great opportunity to discuss the plant life cycle with your child and talk about how things grow. What are the things that Billy and his Grandpa needed for their plants to be healthy? How did Billy and his Grandpa prepare their garden and how did the plants grow throughout the seasons?

Do this with your child:
Billy and his Grandpa like to work in the garden together. Ask your child about some things that they enjoy doing with their grandparents. Is there anything that they have learned from their grandma or grandpa?

You can find Grandpa’s Garden from the publisher Barefoot Books here. Check out their blog that includes Grandpa’s Garden.  

We’ve teamed up with Hanna Andersson to bring you our Instagram Contest going on from August 31, 2015-September 13, 2015. 

There’s only a few more days left of the contest! Post your pictures now in honor of Grandparent’s Day for your chance to win! See full contest rules at http://www.thehannablog.com/
4 Winners will Receive:
  • RAR tote bag with 5 Grandparent Themed books (including Grandpa’s Garden with a special thanks to Barefoot Books)
  • $100 Hanna Andersson gift Card
  • 1 pair of Hanna Jammies

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