In our lifetime, the Dandelion has been somewhat unfairly described to our children as a weed, an unwanted visitor in often overly manicured gardens. This old folktale reminds us of this common flower's beauty and how its abundance in early spring brings much-wanted colour to our fields, meadows, parks and streets.
Listen to the story of the flower fairy and tell all your friends why this wrongly named weed is really 'the children's flower.'
After listening to the story, consider the following questions and activities:
1) Has anybody ever described the Dandelion as a weed to you? What is the difference between a weed and a flower?
3) In the story, the flower fairy asks all of the flowers, "if you could choose anywhere to grow, where would you grow the most?" If you had to consider that a question too If you had to choose anywhere in the world where you could live and grow, where would you choose?