Thursday, August 6, 2009
Picnic table talks
Todays Picnic Table Talk is all about books. What are your favorites? How do you incorporate books into art projects and who are your favorite authors?
If you walked into our house on any given day you will find books scattered around. Even when my children were in utero I was reading to them. I have always believed it is never to early to start instilling in them the importance of reading.
So, this is a very hard question for me. Let's see of course we love any thing Dr. Suess, Eric Carle(The Very Hungry Caterpillar), Leo Lionni (A Color of His Own), Jan Brett (The Mitten), Margret Wise Brown (Good Night Moon), Marcus Pfister (Rainbow Fish), Norman Bridwell (Clifford), Mercer Mayer (Little Critter). I could go on.
During the school year I watch 2 little boys (2 & 4) along with my own 3 yr. old, of course. I try to do a lot of preschool things and plan to incorporate even more this year. I have used Jo's site a lot at http://www.makinglearningfun.com/activ.html She has a ton of great ideas. And I really like http://www.carlscorner.us.com/ and http://www.childcareland.com/free.html
I am also on some Yahoo groups. These ladies share awesome stuff. They are truly wonderful. If you need something, someone is always there to help. The groups are mostly made up of teachers and daycare providers.
I know this post is supposed to be about what activities we do with books but these are all the places I get my ideas on what to do. Check them out.
I plan to start Tot School this fall and will be posting our activities. Each week we will be covering a new book.