This week is movement! We started by grabbing a pair of rhythm sticks and dancing to"Tap Your Sticks" by Hap Palmer. Our first story today was Don't Wake Up Tiger! by Britta Teckentrup. Tiger is sleeping, and the other animals need to get over her to the other side without waking her up. Like Teckentrup's previous book Get Out … Continue reading Don’t Wake Up Tiger!
This week is STEM! We started with rhythm sticks and Hap Palmer's "Tap Your Sticks." After we got some energy out, we read our first book Becoming a Butterfly by Grace Hansen. Abdo Kids has a lot of great nonfiction titles for younger audiences. Becoming a Butterfly was a short but factual introduction to how caterpillars turn into … Continue reading Waiting for Wings
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 art! And since MAPS happened to fall on Valentine's Day this year, we did lots of cute art projects! We started with My Heart Is Like a Zoo by Michael Hall. Hall's animals are made of heart shapes in all kinds of colors and sizes, making this a perfect Valentine's read! The kids enjoyed … Continue reading The Hug Machine
This week is STEM! We started with an action rhyme called "Hop and Twirl." Make a circle and we'll go around First walk on tip-toe So we don't make a sound. Tip, toe, around we go. Then hop on our left foot, Then hop on our right Then hop together, What a funny sight! Now … Continue reading Rosie Revere, Engineer