C’s celebration is for CELEBRATE ‘FIND A RAINBOW DAY’

Tuesday, April 3rd: C’s celebration is for CELEBRATE ‘FIND A RAINBOW DAY’. Here’s a great spring celebration, finding rainbows. Rainbows have meant many things to different people over the ages of time. Mythologies of the rainbow vary with each civilization. Regardless of the meaning, they are beautiful and mesmerizing.

A rainbow is an optical phenomenon that causes a spectrum of light to appear in the sky when the sun shines on moisture in our atmosphere. Rainbows are visible on rainy days, but also around fountains, waterfalls, lakes, in foggy skies, and even sometimes in sprinklers. Although our eyes see rainbows in bands of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet, they are actually a continuous band of graduating colors.

Our world is filled with beautiful rainbows all over, not just in dewy skies. Look around you today. Where do you see rainbows today?

B’s celebration is for BOOKS: It’s INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S BOOK DAY

Monday, April 2nd: B’s celebration is for BOOKS: It’s INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S BOOK DAY. Books, books, books – one can never have too many books. And, crazy as it might be, at 50+ years old, I still enjoy a good children’s book. Hmmm, maybe that’s why I read so many bedtimes’ books to my boys. Maybe it was more for me than for them. Celebrate the day. Sit down and read a children’s book with your child. No young ones at home? Then celebrate the day with a good story for yourself.

Some of my favorites are: Charlotte’s Web, James and the Giant Peach, all the Dr. Doolittle books, A Wrinkle in Time, Goodnight Moon, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Harold and the Purple Crayon, Stone Soup, Corduroy … oh my, there’s so many. What are some of your favorite children’s books?

International Children’s Book Day has been celebrated on April 2nd since 1967, in honor of Hans Christian Anderson’s birthday. The theme for 2012 is “Once upon a time, there was a story that the whole world told.” View their website for more information: http://www.ibby.org/index.php?id=269

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