Did you know that today is “Winnie the Pooh Day”?
Each year on January 18, people celebrate Winnie’s author, A.A. Milne by honoring his birthday. He was known as an author of poetry, a writer of children’s story books and a playwright until Winnie the Pooh. Winnie came to life by artist E.H. Sheppard. The first rendering of Pooh was modeled after his son’s teddy bear. A.A. Milne however, modeled the rest of the characters after his own son, Christopher Robin Milne and his stuffed animals, Tigger, Eeyore, Piglet, Kanga and Roo, while Owl and Rabbit came from Milne’s imagination. (The picture int this post are the original animals of Christopher Robin Milne)
Take some time today to honor Winnie the Pooh with your little charges. Sit down in a comfy spot and read some of Poohs adventures with his friends, and do an art project!