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Spring 2008 Newsletter

I hope that you are having a wonderful spring. I love seeing Nature wake up and start growing again. It is quite magical seeing the leaves popping out of the ground and the flowers bursting into bloom. I have daffodils, crocuses and tulips in my garden. What spring flowers to you see around your home?

 

flower

“Each of us is a flower, growing in life’s garden.”
“Somos como las flores en el jardín de la vida.” (Spanish)
“Nous sommes tous comme les fleurs dans le jardin de la vie.” (French)

By Charlotte Diamond,
Recorded on 10 Carrot Diamond

Listen to a sample of “Each of Us is a Flower”

 

I love to read; it is a wonderful way to explore our world, our history and our many cultures. I also love to hear a good story. I have written a new version of the song, “Four Hugs a Day” to encourage families to read together. Have fun singing this new song and add your own ideas! Do you like to write stories?

Book

Three Books a Day
by Charlotte Diamond

Nobody reads enough books a day,
‘Cause the minimum number is three,
We can read everywhere, on the floor, in a chair,
On a bus; there are stories to read.

Chorus:

Three books a day, that’s the minimum.
Three books a day, not the maximum.
Three books a day, that’s the minimum.
Three books a day, not the maximum.

Step One: Read a sign on the street,
Step Two: On the foods that we eat,
Step Three: In a comic book,
Step Four: A recipe that we cook.

Chorus

Whale

Step One: Let’s read about whales,
Step Two: Or a dragon’s tale,
Step Three: Solve a mystery,
Step Four: Dive under the sea.

 

Boy reading with woman

 

Don’t forget, your Mama and Papa,
Grandma and Grandpa can read to you, too,
Brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles;
Have some fun; it’s easy to do.

 

Girls reading with woman

 

Let’s read: One, Two, Three or more!
Let’s read: One, Two, Three or more!
Let’s read…

Chorus

Don’t forget to read at least three books a day!

Book

 

Mem Fox, an Australian author of wonderful children’s books, said in her book, “Reading Magic:”

“If every parent and every adult caring for a child read aloud a minimum of three stories a day to the children in their lives, we could probably wipe out illiteracy with one generation.”

Visit Mem Fox at: memfox.com

 

Do you know my song “Puddles?” We often have rainy days in spring where I live near Vancouver on the west (wet!) coast of Canada. I love jumping in puddles!

Put on your rubber boots and let’s go… Splash! Did you get wet?

 

I’m ready for, you’re ready for,
We’re ready for the puddles!
I’ve got new boots, a raincoat, too;
I’ve got a hat, and it’s bright blue,
The sky is gray, raining cats and dogs,
I’m ready for, you’re ready for,
We’re ready for the puddles!
I don’t care, if it rains all day;
I can’t wait to go out and play,
Splishin’ and splashin’ my cares away,
I’m ready for, you’re ready for,
We’re ready for the puddles!

By Charlotte Diamond,
Recorded on My Bear Gruff

 

I hope that you enjoy being outdoors, going for walks, smelling the fresh air, listening to the birds in the morning and … jumping in puddles!

P.S. Write to me often! I love to receive your pictures and letters!

To join the Hug Bug Club,
please send your name and address
to our NEW mailing address:

Charlotte Diamond
The Hug Bug Club
5005 Vista View Crescent
Nanaimo, BC V9V 1L6
CANADA

or email fanmail@charlottediamond.com

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