Going by the weather I wouldn’t exactly say “spring is in the air” but the slowly increasing daily sunlight allowance means many types of flora and fauna certainly know what time of year it is …


A time of renewal: for flowers to bloom, greenery to shoot, new offspring and overprotective parents – I’m on to you, magpies! Outdoors there is much to see and hear and smell. You might even say love is literally “in the air” – especially if you suffer from hayfever, hehe. [Eww! – Ed.] 

It is, therefore, the perfect time of year to take your children out into nature (or even just the local park) and bask in its wonders. For some places that might be worth checking out in your area of Cockburn, click here. Because of the strong rains in WA this winter we are also in for some bumper wildflower displays, so you might want to grab a field guide here and head out bush for a gander.

Or you could just wander out into the backyard with a packet of seeds, a pot and a handful of dirt and get to creating your own future spring flower display.

For some springtime reading with the little-uns, here’s a few options:

Surprising spring
by Jennifer Marino Walters

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Little honey bee

by Jane Ormes

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The boy who lost his bumble
by Trudi Esberger

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by Ailie Busby

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And for a nice little rhyme to tie this all up into an arrangement with a bow, try this one:

Five Little Daffodils

One little daffodil had nothing much to do,
Out popped another one, then there were two.

Two little daffodils were smiling at a bee,
Out popped another one, then there were three.

Three little daffodils were growing by the door,
Out popped another one, then there were four.

Four little daffodils were glad to be alive,
Out popped another one, then there were five.

Five little daffodils were wearing golden crowns,
They danced in the breeze in green satin gowns.