Mind-stretching brain games and conversation starters. It's the perfect opportunity for sharing stories, building knowledge, strengthening character, and having fun!
Homonyms, homophones, homographs…do you know the difference?
(The definitions are down the page a ways, so keep scrolling.)
Now make your list. Want to see a really, really long list of sound-alike words?
Speaking aloud is not allowed in the library, you must whisper!
Read another issue of Table Topics
Belling the Cat
When my brothers and sisters and I were growing up, milkweed grew on the roadsides next to our house. That meant that monarch butterflies could be seen in abundance in the summer time.
But the most fun of all was to bring a branch of milkweed in the house along with a striped caterpillar. We would take a glass jar, poke holes in the lid and place the branch and caterpillar inside.
We would then watch that caterpillar turn into the most beautiful emerald-green chrysalis with (honest-to-goodness) gold sparkles at the top. In just a couple of weeks, a wet, crumpled butterfly would emerge. We would take it out into the sunshine, stand back and watch the beautiful wings dry and lift the butterfly into the air for its first flight.
So, what do you know about butterflies?
Butterflies spend part of their lives as caterpillars.
Can you solve
Alex's Mystery Picture?