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Welcome to the new Cockburn Libraries website. We've added some new features and refreshed the old. Read More

HomeLatest news for KidsYPS Amazing SharesPram Jam with David – Rainy Days

Welcome to the new Cockburn Libraries website. We've added some new features and refreshed the old. Read More

HomeLatest news for KidsYPS Amazing SharesPram Jam with David – Rainy Days

Hi all! And welcome to another pram jam post. Our theme today, whether you love it or hate it, is about one of the most wintery of things. And as the season rumbles into it’s last ‘official’ month we can hopefully still look forward to some …

Rainy Days

“What do you mean ‘Hopefully‘ ?” You ask, confused. “I can’t wait for it to stop!” Well … as rainy and cold as it has felt this autumn and winter we have unfortunately had below average rainfall.

Which is not so great when another long, hot summer is just around the corner. So why not start with some books that explain the awesomeness of rain, other weird weathery things, and the stuff it’s all made of: water!

There sure are a lot of wonderful books about rain in our collection. About rainy days, rainy adventures – both indoors and out. What it is and what it does – from the environmental to the cultural. See below for but a tiny sample. A drop in the ocean, if you will:

Link to Catalogue record for What are clouds?
Link to Catalogue record for Drop : an adventure through the water cycle
Link to Catalogue record for Puddle hunters
Link to Catalogue record for Rain
Link to Catalogue record for Big rain coming
Link to Catalogue record for Winnie-the-Pooh's 50 things to do on rainy days
Link to Catalogue record for Listen

Weather stories can also be used as a clever way to introduce and discuss some important things with youngsters. Things they will experience but may struggle to verbalise, or even conceptualise. Like feelings and emotions and social interaction. Here are some delightful examples:

Link to Catalogue record for Rain before rainbows
Link to Catalogue record for Crying is like the rain : a story of mindfulness and feelings
Link to Catalogue record for The duck who didn't like water

As this is a pram jam post, it’s only fitting that we finish up with a rhyme or two, isn’t it? Ah-ha! Well, not today. Today we have a little song that is just perfect. It’s a bit of a classic,  probably even older than your grandparents! (But I’m sure they’ve heard of it). If you can think of a more fitting rainy song to end on, let us know in the comments: