This week is play! We started by picking out rhythm sticks and dancing to "Tap Your Sticks" by Hap Palmer. After the music, we read our first story, Some Pets by Angela DiTerlizzi and Brendan Wenzel. I really liked Brendan Wenzel's illustrations in Ellen Jackson's Beastly Babies, so I've been seeking out some of his other work. Some Pets … Continue reading Never Follow a Dinosaur
This week is play! We started with a rhyme called "Five Little Dragons." We stretched and wiggled our fingers and pretended they were baby dragons. Five little dragons went out to play, Over the hills and far away. Mother dragon said, “It’s time for your snack,” But only four little dragons came back. (repeat for four, … Continue reading Dragons Love Tacos
This week is play! We started with The Mixed-Up Truck by Stephen Savage. When a cement mixer reports for his first day of work, he finds himself getting a little mixed-up. The kids thought this book was very funny. It was the perfect length for a preschool read-aloud, too. Today was a two book day, so we followed up … Continue reading With Any Luck, I’ll Drive a Truck
This week is play! We started with a rhyme called "A Is for Alligator:" A is for alligator, chomp, chomp, chomp, (open and close arms together) B is for bunny rabbit, jump, jump, jump, (jump) C is for circle, going round and round, (spin in a circle) D is for dizzy and we all fall down! (fall … Continue reading Beastly Babies
This week is play! We started with Hap Palmer's "Tap Your Sticks" again today. Next, we read our first story, The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog! by Mo Willems, one of my favorite authors and illustrators. Like his other Pigeon books, The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog is funny, silly, and great fun to read aloud. Our second story was a … Continue reading The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog!