Bring on the Birds by Susan Stockdale.
There are many preschool books about birds, but here is a newly release book that I absolutely LOVE! I cannot stop flipping through this book! The pictures are so vibrant, engaging, and realistic that I imagine kids will want to read again and again. The text is simple, catchy, and informative: "Skimming birds, swimming birds, birds with tails held high. Racing birds, riding birds, birds that never fly." Each page features a different bird and the end of the book includes a child-friendly index with facts about each bird.
- Read my interview with Susan Stockdale and learn about how the author began her career as an author.
- Visit Susan's website and use the interdisciplinary teacher guide for Bring on the Birds.
- Visit the First School website to find coloring pages, crafts, and bird patterns.
- Visit Enchanted Learning to find more bird facts and background information.
- Learn about birds that are native to your area. If you learn about birds that live in other parts of the world or other parts of the United States, find those places on a map.
- Cut and laminate different bird pictures. Cut out and laminate several nest patterns. Allow children to sort the pictures in different groups. For example: put all the birds that fly in one nest and all the birds that don't fly in another nest.
- Find reasonably priced binoculars (like these from Discount School Supply) and go bird watching with a small group of children.
- Make a collage using bird seed purchased from a local store.
- Make a memory game: print, cut out, and laminate 2 identical pictures of several types of birds. Allow children to turn the cards face down and try to find matches!
- Make a feather collage or paint with feathers. (visit our friends at Discount School Supply for all kids of feathers!)
Other Bird Books:
Other Books by Susan Stockdale: