Monday, November 15, 2010

My Nose, My Toes and Me!

Time for another book! This is a great one for identifying body parts, and for practicing with those preposition words - under, behind... The book we are reading is:
My Nose, My Toes and Me! by Frida Bing, illustrated by Rachael O'Neill.

Little Girl loves following along with the little ones in the book, pointing out their noses, toes, mouths, etc., then pointing out her own! She even got her baby (appropriately named "Baby") in on the action! We found Baby's nose, ears, toes and more!
Then Little Girl decided that she should also share the reading fun. This is a lift the flap book, and she loves pulling the flaps. (And ripping them, but we are trying to curb that...) As she was reading with Baby, she gave Baby a turn opening the flaps to see what was hidden!
I can't wait to hear how your little ones enjoy this book and share their enjoyment with those around them!!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Goodnight Moon

Better late than never, right?

This is a book we have been reading for a very long time, but it is one of Little Girl's favorites. We read it to her every night before she goes to bed. She reads along and knows what is coming next.
For the first part of November we are paying tribute to:
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

This is a classic good night book, and I know it isn't exactly unfamiliar, but it is one that sticks with Little Girl. How do I know? Because every day Little Girl asks me (or Daddy, or whoever else is with her) to take her outside to look for the moon! She will go to the windows and look out, pointing and getting excited, saying "Moon. moon!"

I have also made some coloring pages for her - one my own version of a picture from the book where she can color in the moon in the window, and one with (very crude...) phases of the moon. She will be coloring those for a while I think!!

What will you do to make this classic book new and exciting? Share your crafts, ideas and projects!!