Sunday, August 15, 2010

Museum Colors

Time flies when you're having fun! Little Girl loves our last book so much, it was hard to choose another book...! But choose we did. For the second half of August we are reading:

This book might be a little hard to find, but it is beautiful! It introduces children to colors through images of real pieces of art which can be found in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. With both Hubby and me having gone to colleges in or around Boston, and my parents having grown up there, this book makes me smile for a whole lot of reasons!!

We have been using this book as a way to talk about the different colors of things around the home. We have so far done a little bit of coloring (which Little Girl really wanted to do with her feet...), and we have also done some sorting, trying to group things by color. In the next two weeks I hope to do more exploration, and create more works of art of our own!
I can't wait to see what you come up with!!
Happy reading, and happy crafting!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

The Litle Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry and the Big Hungry Bear

This book has been a favorite of mine for a very long time! I used to read it when I led storytime, and it was always a hit! Now Little Girl loves it too, and she even has started acting some of it out when we read it with her!!

For the first half of August, we are reading:

In addition to reading together and eating yummy red ripe strawberries, Little Girl and I have been having fun acting out some of this story. Between the great big brown bear she has and a little stuffed strawberry I made for her, we have been able to play "hide the strawberry" (hide and seek) together. It is lots of fun!!
I can't wait to see what great activities you do with this book!!