A Garden Grows

Watching a tiny seed grow into a plant is fascinating to a child. But bedtime isn’t exactly the time to get your hands dirty. Instead, follow along as beloved Baby Einstein character Mimi plants a garden with her mother, Jane, in this adorable book. The colorful illustrations and sweet story take readers through the growth of a garden, from seed to flower. The rounded corners and sturdy pages of this board book are perfect for tiny fingers to handle. And while he or she won’t be starting science class just yet, the rhythmic verse can help your child absorb new words, because your baby’s mind is one of the most fertile gardens of all.

Tie-in Activity: Grow For It. To make a simple planter, poke tiny holes in the bottom of a small paper cup. Fill ¾ of the cup with soil, and place on a tray in a sunny spot. Add seeds (follow directions on seed packet) and water as needed. Then watch it grow.