Timeless Children’s Stories
By Connie Goldin, LMFT
Happy Newsflash! All of these books have been donated to an elementary school for students since this was published.
A friend of Mom to Madre found current editions of these beautiful classic books, in brand new condition, and donated them to us. We are so happy to have been able to pass them on to children and families. My favorite of the first batch below, is Katy and the the Big Snow. It includes a detailed map and compass with a “key” of the town that Katy, the snowplow with a big heart, clears. Children in our GPS world will benefit from learning how to read a paper map. The story is charming and talks about determination and hard work.
These beautiful books by Holling Clancy Holling were written in the 1940s and 50s and are still relevant for teaching geography and nature, today. One of my friends said she uses these books to teach geography to her second grade son in their homeschool. The language is rich and sophisticated and the stories are complex. Reading books written in the past provides an interesting comparison of what children are reading now to what they were reading in previous generations. I love reading the current children’s literature. It’s just that there is a difference in style, language, and content from 2016 to the 1930s, 40s, and 50s.
These poetry collections for children are important for knowing that these authors and their beautiful language and poems exist. Perhaps you’ll have a child who is enchanted with learning about poetry and hearing the music of their language.
Poetry for Young People
Lewis Carroll (Actual Cover Not Shown on Amazon.com)