Each, Peach, Pear, Plum
What is Each, Peach, Pear, Plum About?
“Each Peach Pear Plum. I spy Tom Thumb!” In this engaging, interactive book for the very young, familiar nursery-rhyme characters such as Mother Hubbard and Baby Bunting sneak their way into the gentle drawings. Even young children who might not know all the fairy-tale stars can find them lurking in the cupboard, on the stairs or deep in the woods. In the happy finale, the whole cast meets up for plum pie in the sun.
This was our first week reading Each, Peach, Pear, Plum, which we discovered was a childhood favourite of many of our residents here.
After starting to read the book and admiring the illustrations we then began to get creative and made telescopes out of recycled items found around the house. Both parents and children got involved and worked together with the decorating, using a range of coloured paper, paint, tissue paper and glitter.
During our session we also began to plan a trip to the park for a picnic and an afternoon of spotting animals with our new telescopes.
This week at our Easy Peasy Pods Session we created homemade edible paint with different fruity smells. We discussed the different fruits and the characters that are key in the book. We then incorporated the different fruits from the book into our paint flavours, so the babies could enjoy the different smells of the fruits as well as promote healthy eating. The mums and babies then worked together to paint a range of pictures using their paints.
For week 4 of our Each, Peach, Pear, Plum Sessions we got involved in making fruit pies based on the pies they have at the end of the book. This session helped to encourage the mothers to cook and bake showing it can be both fun and healthy.
For week 5 we have been getting our parent and child residents to plant sunflower seeds and we hope to watch them to see how big they can grow over the next few weeks of the summer. Before planting our sunflowers we also encouraged our residents to decorate their pots to help build further on their creativity.