Monday, June 9


"Learning about clouds" - she requested when I asked what topic she wanted to do. I had already had this in mind some weeks ago, and she had mentioned them previously too, and so I had a book and resource ready to go.

I printed a cloud viewer while she ate her porridge.

Cloud Identification tool from this blog.

After her breakfast she wanted to get started (well after a bounce on her trampoline, and cuddles). We started with a fun (and free!) e-book designed for slightly younger children (and thereby a nice and easy introduction). To save on ink and paper I decided to read it together from the pdf, as we have the viewer and the other book anyway.

She decided that the altocumulus were like that because fairies had been playing tag amongst the clouds and therefore broke them up into pieces. And of course, in this house, cirrus clouds are always dragon's smoke.

Then we searched for card, and cut and glued the viewer, we didn't bother with the holding sticks.

One of our favourite authors has a cloud book! She's reading it as I write this up.

The Cloud Book, Tomie dePaola (UK, USA)

It's a gloriously sunny day so we'll be headed out there soon, with our viewer.... or perhaps we'll just lay in the grass and spot shapes like we normally do.


  1. How fun! And so funny you posted this today, my little man was asking about clouds at dinner last night, might have to check out those books. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Clouds are wonderful things to learn about. You can make your own clouds at home, there are lots of experiments online if you like to do such things!


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