March 8

Sing a Song

Summer Sun

from A Child’s Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson
Great is the sun, and wide he goes
Through empty heaven with repose;
And in the blue and glowing days
More thick than rain he showers his rays.

Though closer still the blinds we pull
To keep the shady parlour cool,
Yet he will find a chink or two
To slip his golden fingers through.

The dusty attic spider-clad
He, through the keyhole, maketh glad;
And through the broken edge of tiles
Into the laddered hay-loft smiles.

Meantime his golden face around
He bares to all the garden ground,
And sheds a warm and glittering look
Among the ivy’s inmost nook.

Above the hills, along the blue,
Round the bright air with footing true,
To please the child, to paint the rose,
The gardener of the World, he goes.

One More Story

Click here to read today’s book. When you visit this website tomorrow there will be a new book for you to enjoy. Visit your local library to take home a copy of this book or click here to find your local public library. Check here to see what books are coming next or look back on what we’ve read so far this year.

Try This

Talk about daylight savings time and why we “spring ahead” an hour. Mark on the calendar the day to change the clocks. On that day, have your child help you reset your clocks.

Explore More

  • Folly Beach, South Carolina – Check out Folly Beach County Park! Have you seen the beach before or read a book about the ocean?
  • Snake Mobile – Print out the pattern (or draw your own), color, and cut out the snake to make a twisty mobile.