Our Pre-Primary children recently discovered the butterflies in our school yard. They chased them and counted them. We talked about birds and read the book, "My Book of Birds," by Tibor Gergely.

It introduced the children to different kinds of birds. We talked about the parrot family, how they are large and noisy, have feathers of many colors, and when they live with people they sometimes learn to talk. We also learned that cockatoos and parakeets are parrots too.

Other things we learned are that the peacock is one of the handsomest birds, toucans' bills are almost larger than their bodies, and canaries are fine singers. The children really loved this book, and the teachers did too!