There’s no better way to celebrate the season change than by planting a springtime garden.
Whether you’re new to gardening or you’ve got a well-established green thumb, it’s always fun to listen to an on-theme story to put you in a sunny mood.
Below, we’re sharing 7 delightful audiobooks and podcasts to offer encouragement to you and your kids as you start your springtime garden.
Let’s jump in.
7 Enchanting Stories to Encourage You And Your Kids As You Start Your Springtime Garden
1. Over in the Meadow
Melodic and soothing, Over in the Meadow is an endearing musical story filled with counting, rhyme, and the beauty of life in nature. Let your little ones sing their way into spring with Over in the Meadow!
2. My Garden
In the story My Garden, an imaginative little girl dreams of a garden filled with chocolate rabbits, tomatoes as big as beach balls, seashells, and flowers that change color. Can she make it happen? Listen along to find out!
3. Season Isle
Life on the enchanted island of Season Isle couldn’t be more exciting for 10-year-old twins Juniper and Zephyr Hillhouse. Residing right in the center of an island divided into four seasons, the Hillhouse twins often find themselves tasked with helping solve problems in one season by calling on the others for help. Celebrate the changing of the seasons with Season Isle!
4. Leo the Late Bloomer
There’s more than one way to blossom and that’s a lesson learned by the characters in the story of Leo the Late Bloomer. A young tiger named Leo can’t seem to do anything right. Then, one day he surprises everyone by doing all the things he thought he couldn’t do…in his own time. Demonstrate this message to your kids by helping them start seedlings, care for them, and journal their growth progress. Not every seedling will develop at the exact same rate — and that’s okay.
5. Johnny Appleseed
A classic is that for a reason — and there’s nothing more classic than Johnny Appleseed. This book tells the tale of the legendary John Chapman who wanted to provide food to people by planting as many apple trees as possible. Listen to Johnny Appleseed with your kids and try out a few apple-themed science experiments to bring the story to life.
6. Discover the Forest
Join the Velez family on their summer vacation as they trek across the United States in search of their next outdoor adventure. For extra gardening inspo, be sure to listen to episode 3 of Discover the Forest where you’ll hear all about the fascinating urban food forest in Georgia that feeds an entire community.
7. Story Seeds
Not your traditional gardening show, The Story Seed Podcast takes on the theme of growth and applies it to the concept of creative writing. In The Story Seed Podcast, kids partner with famous authors to take an idea and nurture it until it blossoms into a full-fledged story.
Pinna’s audio library is gigantic and offers something for everyone. The audio selections above will give you the perfect starting point when you’re in the mood for a story to celebrate springtime.
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