#114 - The Curious Garden by Peter Brown

Summary: While out exploring one day, a little boy named Liam discovers a struggling garden and decides to take care of it. As time passes, the garden spreads throughout the dark, gray city, transforming it into a lush, green world.

Suggested Activity: Fruit Dehydration

Provide plastic knives and a variety of fruit for the children to slice. Place the sliced fruit in the dehydrator and dry overnight. The next day, invite the children to discuss the differences in how the fruit looks, feels, and tastes. Introduce the concept of dehydration (taking the liquid out). Strawberries, bananas, pineapples, apples, and grapes usually have significant changes after dehydration. 

Curriculum Area: Learning and Problem Solving (observes objects and events with curiosity, explores cause and effect)

Appropriate Age Group
: 5 and up