Growing up we did not have satellite or cable television, but my aunt and grandmother both had a satellite dish (you know, the big ones that looked like UFOs). When I went over to their house, I loved watching the television show Welcome to Pooh Corner.
I have so many fond memories, and when my children were old enough, I was excited to share the characters of Winnie the Pooh and his friends with them as well. The show is no longer available, but the books that inspired them are a great place to start.
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Happy Birthday A. A. Milne
January 18th is the birthday of the man who created the wonderful imaginary world of Winnie the Pooh, AA Milne. What better way to celebrate his life than to read some of his wonderful stories. There are several different books and collections written about the bear and his friends. I have included links to those in the resources list for your convince. If you do not have any of them, several of them are less than $2 on Kindle or Audible.
In addition to the stories that he wrote, we really enjoy the book Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear. (As of this posting, the book is only $1.71 on Audible, but prices are subject to change.) This book is a great story about the bear that inspired the Winnie the Pooh stories, as well as an introduction to World War I. It is a picture book, but even my older children enjoy it.
Art and Food Ideas
If you want to do something a little different, you could try a new recipe with honey (Pooh’s favorite food). You could also try this free Winnie the Pooh art lesson by the wonderful folks at You Are An Artist Chalk Pastels. If your children are a little older, you could also watch the new Christopher Robin Movie, I have not yet seen it, but it does have good reviews on plugged-in.
I hope you have a chance to study AA Milne and his wonderful books. Winnie the Pooh is such an enjoyable addition to any childhood and a great way to revisit memories of when you were younger. I had a $5 credit on Audible and a lot of errands to run today, so for less than $1, I picked up The House at Pooh Corner, and we will be listening while we ride. Take a few minutes today and read a book, listen to a story, draw a picture, or try a new recipe. Who was your favorite character from the 100 Acre Wood?
Winnie the Pooh Resources
Winnie the Pooh (only .99 on Kindle)
Audible Dramatization of Winnie the Pooh and The House on Pooh Corner
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6 thoughts on “Happy Birthday AA Milne”
I loved Winnie the Pooh as a kid. These are great ideas! I’m going to add them to my calendar for next year! Thanks!!!
Thank you! I hope you enjoy them.
One of my sons loved Winnie the Pooh so much when he was little! We all enjoy Pooh though. We still haven’t seen the new movie, but want to.
We are thinking about watching the movie tomorrow evening.
Dawn, did you get a chance to see the movie? I’m curious about it, too. We are big Pooh fans at my house. 🙂
We have not yet, but I’m still hoping to get to it. Hopefully this week.