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Follow a caterpillar’s life cycle alongside these interested and excited school children.

When Grandpa and his brother were young they planted a garden every year. One summer their garden was a little bit TOO good, and they were met with disastrous results!

This week’s theme is butterflies! Our “Growing Minds Day by Day” educational resource lists are designed for families and educators to use during the COVID-19 quarantine and beyond. 

The littlest cricket, convinced he is the ugliest Swampswallow Pond creature, wanders through the swamp unknowingly searching for his confidence.

A simple, concise, visual journey of the monarch butterfly’s life cycle.

Follow the life cycle of a monarch butterfly, and learn fun facts and vocabulary along the way!

Follow this monarch butterfly in her triumphant migration journey.

Read along as an insect grows from egg to caterpillar to monarch butterfly. Then travel alongside as the butterfly flies south to Mexico for the winter. This book offers a detailed description on the monarch butterfly, as well as, beautiful images of the butterflies and the regions in which they live.

Eleven year old John Farrington has a unique connection with butterflies and makes it his life’s work to protect them.