The Early Bird

Who says birds and worms can’t be friends? Richard Scarry’s The Early Bird is a gentle lesson about tolerance as a young bird tries to find a worm, which is difficult, since he’s never seen one. The early bird consults with various animals along his way. Just when he’s about to give up, he finds the friend he’s been searching for.

Tie-in Activity: Let your baby try to catch a wiggly “worm” of his own. Take a five-inch length of soft ribbon and wiggle it in front of your baby, encouraging him to grasp it. If you like, use fabric pens or markers to add a smiling face to the ribbon.