I apologize for being so behind on my posts! Truth be told, I have a load of pictures on my camera, a few pages of notebook paper covered with notes and outlines, and I’m almost constantly constructing posts in my head as I wash dishes or clean up spent projects. The only problem is, I’m having a terrible time sitting down to my computer and getting it all down! This is just a busy time of year, and this year seems a bit busier than years past! Well, I’m hoping to make it up to you, by posting a whole lot more very soon of course, and by having a bit of a give-away. It’s one of my favorite winter picture books, The Snowy Day by Jack Keats (in paperback). It’s a classic, and winner of the Caldecott medal way back in 1963. It was a groundbreaker as one of the very first picture books to feature a Black child as the hero. Though it was first published over 45 years ago, the timeless story is enjoyed as much today as ever. Its story and pictures are simple, and relatable, and a real treasure to share with youngsters ready to explore the snow!
So here’s the deal: Comment here with your favorite winter day activity to share with young children. It can be something formal, like a book activity, a tasty treat to share on a snowy day, or one of your favorite outdoor activities. Even memories of the winters from your own childhood would do! Share your ideas here through this week (hopefully there will also be many new posts during that time). I’ll select a winner at random from those comments posted here by Friday, December 18th at 9:00pm to receive a paperback version of Ezra Jack Keat’s The Snowy Day. The winner will be announced in Saturday’s post!