kiddo daily delights – aelin the water fairy by simone lindner

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The kiddos are gearing up for Summer…spending more time swimming and playing in the water.  Days like yesterday, the dancer had two baths and a shower.  They love it.  Truly a school of fish these three. 

This morning, the grower had had his fill, I took him out, dressed him, and noticed that his siblings were working very hard.  They were creating their own drink bar.  Filling toys with water and drinking each one.

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Tonight we sat and read “Aelin, the Water Fairy,” beautifully illustrated by Christa Unzner.  It is a charming story about water disappearing, animal friends, and Aelin, helping to break the intruding dam.  Fairy chants, and a visit from the Fairy Queen.  A wonderful story. 

We talked a bit about water and how it is important to the animals and sea creatures.  At the end of this precious book there is an envelope with a letter to the child owner of the book.  A perfect follow-up on our adventure yesterday.  They loved opening the envelope and gingerly reading the letter.  

Visit the website for more Fairy fun.  There are stories of a Fairy representing each of the 4 elements: water, air, fire, and earth.   The dancer and I loved the site and even wrote a letter to the fairies:

Hello,

This is (the dancer).  I love fairies.  And ladybugs.  I read Aelin the Water Fairy and loved it.  Please come to my house.  We will go play in the water.  I like the bath.  I love my baby (the grower).  And (the builder), my big brother.  And my daddy.  And monkeys. 

Ba bye love,
(the dancer)

I’ll be sure to post if she receives a response from the fairies. 🙂

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