The Best Nest

Mr. Bird thinks he and Mrs. Bird live in the best nest in the world. But Mrs. Bird does not agree. So the two birds fly off to build a new nest in a better place. But finding a new home isn’t easy—Mr. Bird makes quite a few mistakes. But when Mrs. Bird finally picks the place, will it truly be better? Or is there no place quite like home?

Tie-in Activity: The Birds build a new nest out of all sorts of things—from hay and soda straws to hair! Build a “nest” with your baby using soft blankets to surround the two of you. Or, if you like, help an older child make a nest shape from play dough, then gather grasses, twigs, and other soft materials to press into the dough.