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UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County

From Seed to Plant

With spring so warmly upon us, thoughts turn to meaningfully entertaining children during summer vacation.  And what better way to keep young children fascinated than to pique their curiosity about the world around them?

The classic book, From Seed to Plant by Master Teacher of young children, Gail Gibbons, fits the bill perfectly.  Author Gibbons has written over 100 books and knows her way around young children and how to keep them focused and engaged.

The main question asked by this wonderful book is: “Flowers, trees, fruits—plants--are all around us—but where do they come from?

Through simple language and bright illustrations, Gibbons answers this key question with verve.  She introduces basic botany vocabulary which is explained and reinforced by colorful diagrams.  In this way, plant parts and a wide variety of seeds come to life in service of clarifying the basics of plant life on earth.

The book is filled with engaging growing projects, which make the book a perfect partner with kitchen counter and backyard science exploration.  This paperback book is a must-have for anyone caring for or working with young children ages 4-7.  Find a copy at the library or bookstore and be ready to take summer on and work some magic with your young buddies.

From Seed to Plant
From Seed to Plant

Posted on Tuesday, May 14, 2024 at 2:46 PM

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