There’s no feeling quite like that SUMMERTIME feeling! As the school year winds down, kiddos can sense that summer is near! They’re probably already thinking of the things they’ll do and the summer treats they’ll eat. For many, summer is the time to connect with family and friends! In this CHARMING new picture book, When Lola Visits by Michelle Sterling readers will be immersed into a glorious summer that’s sure to tickle their summer senses.
A young girl knows that Summer is officially here when her Lola visits from the Philippines.
From smelling all the delicious treats like mango jam down to the pool chlorine, this (own voices) story is the perfect celebration of soaking up and basking in all the sweet Summer moments with your loved ones.
Sterling’s words paired with Asis’ art will immerse the reader in the girl’s family traditions and also share some familiar experiences that will awaken the senses.
Themes: Summer, Traditions, Family
- What does the word “Summer” mean to you?
- How do you know when it’s about to be Summer?
- Close your eyes & visualize: When you think about summer… what comes to mind? (5 senses)
- Do you have any special summer traditions?
- Do you visit relatives or have any relatives visit your home during the summer?
- What types of tasty treats do you have in the summertime?
FREE 5 Senses of Summer CRAFT
Not only is this book gorgeous but it also helps younger readers visualize Lola and her granddaughter’s summer experiences through the senses! Primary kiddos (by the end of year) already know about the 5 senses and this story can support an organic and meaningful conversation about how to use them to identify summer.
Copy the template, assemble and kiddos can simply write or draw the smell, sight, sound, taste & feel they associate with summertime.
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