Linda Shmith

Linda Shmith is an early childhood teacher who has an interest in the monarch butterfly. Linda has an established butterfly garden where monarch butterflies lay eggs each season.

Through her teaching and in her local community, Linda encourages others to observe the life cycle of the monarch butterfly by providing caterpillars, milkweed and/or chrysalises.



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Linda provides a number of accompanying products that complement the book, The Making of a Monarch.

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For school orders please contact Linda via email.


The Making of a Monarch is a useful resource for the early childhood curriculum. Each page contains fine detail photographs of the monarch butterfly’s life cycle enabling children to deduce information and ask questions.

It serves as a resource for science, numeracy, literacy, art, music and drama.

For teaching ideas and activities in these curriculum areas, please visit teaching ideas in the above menu.

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