I like the playful spirit of this time of the year!
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Stefanie Hohl is an author, educator, and speaker who asked me to write a guest blog post about my process of writing board books. (Honestly and invitation I never expected to receive!) If you’d like to learn more about my approach to writing you can do so here.
Last year I got to learn about rocks & minerals for an upcoming Hello, World! book. Over the summer I visited my brother in Boston & he took me to the Harvard Mineralogical & Geological Museum which was spectacular! Rows of beautiful rocks, minerals ores, and gems, in different shapes & sizes. The even have a collection of meteorites. (Space rocks that are hurled to Earth from space!) I never thought much about rocks or minerals but, they really are interesting & much more complex than you think at first glance.
If you don’t have a fancy museum nearby head outside, varied rocks are often found by lakes, rivers, creeks, ponds, or streams. Another great place to look for rocks is on a hike!
*If you’re just starting to collect rocks you can cheaply & easily separate & store them in an egg carton.
Treasures are fun to find!
Can you tell I'm feeling melancholy today?