The words for Week 9 are from the picture book, The Gingerbread Man by Jim Aylesworth and Barbara McClintock. It turns out that my son has “Text Talk” at school and this is the source of all the SAT Vocabulary Words for Kindergarteners. They read a picture book and then talk about the “big words.” Picture books are great sources for not only gorgeous artwork, a complete story with a beginning, middle and end in about 36 pages, but rich language!! Did I mention that I LOVE picture books?!
Since Father’s Day is on my mind, I thought I’d get ahead of the curve. I usually have to consult my husband on what golf equipment he wants for a gift. His birthday is also right around the corner after Father’s Day. He has a long and elaborate process for club selection which includes being fitted, so I guess this is a token gift. I also asked my husband to give me his favorite reads for the year but now I have to figure out what books to give him. Suggestions?! Thanks!
I finally saw A Race to Nowhere and my reaction to this provocative film is that, thank god! my town is not really like that. Follow up with psychologist Catherine Steiner-Adair provided more food for thought on how stay connected to your pre-teen and teen.
Travel to Korea via children’s books, food, and culture with me as I share my husband’s family history of the Yi Dynasty or Choson period, considered the Golden Age of Korea.
If your elementary school is like my elementary school, kids entering grades 3-5 need to read 5 or so books during the summer (and do a book project on one of the books). It’s not normally a struggle to get my kids to read 5 books during the summer except for the selection of the books because the summertime reading has to be especially engaging to compete for their time! These 10 books should do the trick. And if your child reads 5 books and fills out a form from Borders Bookstore, she or he can get one of ten selected books for free.
The Magic School Bus series both books and DVDs are really wonderful and accurate introductions to science. So, out of a stack of books, I asked my two oldest to rank their favorites and these are their Top 10.
Funny photos of little boys doing stupid, dangerous but funny things! I hope they all survived childhood!
Klutz activity books. It’s a book. It’s an activity. What’s not to love about them? These are our 10 favorite Klutz books for boys; road tested by my three kids and husband!
I can’t exactly remember how I discovered AudioBooks for Kids but I think they sent me an email a long, long time ago and now I am finally posting! While my kids are not using audio books to any degree, I do think they are a GREAT way to experience books and particularly good for reluctant readers who can follow along with the book. The issue for audio books is often technology. There are plenty of audio books at the library but who has a cassette tape player in their cars these days? I don’t. I don’t even have one in the house save for an ancient children’s toy that is part Karaoke Machine/Part Torture Machine due to said Karaoke Microphone. I pray that this toy has made it to the trash but I am too scared to check the playroom in the basement as it always looks like a tornado hit. Soooo… it’s great that THESE audio books come via iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Android!