Our Top Reading Choices From This Winter:
- Who Can Jump? by Sebastien Braun, Carter absolutely loved this book! Not only did it have flaps for him to lift, but it also was one he could "read" the words on. I would read the words, who can jump. Then Carter would look at the picture and say the animal and jump for example, "Frog jump!" Then he'd lift the flap and I'd read the full sentence so he could hear how it would sound as a full sentence. We read this one so many times!
- Global Baby GIRLS, I absolutely loved this book and can't wait to read it to Elise! I know she'll love seeing pictures of other babies. It was so neat how they included photographs of babies from different countries around the world. I also loved the message saying girls can change the world! It was also fun to read it with Carter and look through to see which baby Elise might look the most like considering that Carter has blonde hair and blue eyes. We also used it as an opportunity to talk about how Carter has light skin. He then went through the list, "Mommy light skin, Daddy light skin, Caca light skin".
- Global Baby BOYS by Maya Ajmera, We read the Global Baby GIRLS book first and then found this one on our next trip at the library. I loved it for the same reasons I liked the book about girls. After reading it we again looked through and talked about how the boys looked the same or different compared to Carter.
- Moo Moo Brown Cow by Jakki Wood, Carter really enjoyed this book because I sang it to the tune of "Baa Baa Black Sheep". It was a great book for practicing lots of skills. I liked that each animal was a different color so I could ask Carter what color the animal was. I also liked that each animal had a different number of children so we could practice counting. The book could also be used to practice animal names as well as the sounds they make. I absolutely love books with multiple teaching points!
- Early Rider by William Wegman, Carter picked this book out at the library and it was an obvious favorite because each page had an actual photo of a dog with the background drawn in around it. The book showed different forms of transportation and we found it the week after we'd just done a learning theme on transportation. When I read the book I would stop in the sentence where it said the form of transportation shown on the page and Carter would shout it out. He loved getting to "read" along with me! We also used the book to practice counting by counting the number of dogs shown on each page.
- Very Hairy Bear by Alice Schertle, This book was adorable. Carter laughed throughout the book and enjoyed the ending. I wished we read it before our winter themed learning week because it would have been perfect during that week! I love Alice Schertle mostly because of Little Blue Truck. Her books are too cute!
- Go, Shapes, Go! by Denise Fleming, I grabbed this book thinking it might be a good review on shapes. Carter loved it and thought it was so funny when the shapes made a cat to go after the mouse. We then made our own pictures using shapes.