When you have one kid who loves to be read to and one kid who’s learning to read, reading practice becomes a great time for sibling bonding. Even more so when the book being read is all about groups or families of animals. When Fur and Feather Get Together is the newest addition to my kids’ home library and it’s one I love seeing my son read because it teaches how beautiful family really is. I’d say that’s a pretty great way for my kids to bond.
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When Fur and Feather Get Together by David Margrave is a fun rhyming book that teaches kids what groups of animals are called when they get together. For example, a group of fish is called a school. A group of rhinos is called a crash. A group of geese is called a gaggle. But the overall takeaway is that no matter what group you’re a part of, family is everything and each family is beautiful in its own rights.
The book gives readers the chance to teach their kids many things, like
- Animals have families too, and have fun spending time and playing with them.
- Learning doesn’t have to be serious – it can be silly too.
- Although people and animals may be different from each other, they also have many things in common.
- How ideas and stories are brought to life through art and creativity.
- Why it’s so important to build memories through spending time with family and learning from one another.
This last point is exactly what I see when my son reads to his sister. Memories for us all and they’re both learning from each other. He’s getting in his reading practice and sounding out new words, while she listens to a fun rhyming story and starts learning from him. It makes my heart melt.