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March 14th is Learn about Butterflies Day! With spring coming up and flowers about to bloom, it’s the perfect time to learn all about butterflies. Some of these butterfly books teach about the life cycle.
Others are simply delightful stories about butterflies to enjoy with your children.
12 Delightful Butterfly Books
National Geographic Readers: Caterpillar to Butterfly | This easy reader book give children a close up look at the transformation from caterpillar to butterfly. This book will answer your child’s questions about the life cycle of butterflies.
Explore My World Butterflies | Explore the world of butterflies! You and your children will not only learn about the life cycle and transformation from caterpillar to butterfly, but you’ll also discover how butterflies help the plants around them.
From Caterpillar to Butterfly | Watch the transformation of a caterpillar from the eyes of the kids as a classroom watching a caterpillar slowly transform. First they watched the caterpillar wiggle, then change into a cocoon. After waiting, and waiting, and waiting, the children finally see the butterfly emerge from it’s cocoon.
Hurry and the Monarch | What happens when a monarch butterfly makes friends with a tortoise? You get a delightful story which not only entertains the kids but teaches them all about monarch butterflies.
Monarch Butterfly | Gail Gibbons has written a delightful and educational book which follows the life of one butterfly. Not only do you learn about the metamorphosis from caterpillar to butterfly, but you also follow the monarch’s migration.
How to Raise Monarch Butterflies | Nothing is more exciting than seeing a caterpillar transform into a butterfly with your own eyes. This step-by-step book teaches you everything you need to know so you and your kids can raise a monarch butterfly and see the metamorphosis yourself.
Butterfly Colors and Counting | Count beautiful butterflies in various colors such as 1 Red or 2 Blue. This is a fun book to practice counting and colors with your preschoolers.
A Book of Colors: Butterfly | The artwork of this simple story is delightful. A little girl sees a butterfly and plays with it. The next day she can’t find the butterfly. Instead she finds an array of colorful creatures, so she sits down to wait. Will her butterfly friend return?
The Very Hungry Caterpillar | This classic tale is one my kids have me read again and again and again. The story begins with an egg laying on a leaf. You watch the egg hatch into a small and very hungry caterpillar. Will the caterpillar ever find enough to eat?
Pinkalicious and the Little Butterfly | Pinkalicious, a little girl who adores the color pink, is delighted when her teacher brings monarch caterpillars to class. She holds and feeds the caterpillars. Find out what happens as her favorite caterpillar transforms into a butterfly!
Fancy Nancy Bonjour Butterfly | Fancy Nancy and her friend Bree love butterflies adore butterflies and greet each one with ‘Bonjour’. Nancy can’t wait for Bree’s butterfly birthday party this Saturday. But will she be able to attend?
Butterfly Park | A little girl must leave her home and beloved butterflies and move. She misses her home and her butterflies. As she explores her new home, she discovers Butterfly Park! But what happened to all the butterflies?
What are your favorite butterfly books for preschoolers?
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I love this Butterfly Number Learning Match Game from Etsy. Kids will love this!
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