This is a cute rhyming iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch ebook app by StoryBoy.net that my 5-year-old son really liked.
This is a nice blog with tagline: Where Grandmas Bond, Brag and Benefit. Don’t you just love that? Here, Pam Allyn, share her love of books with her granddaughter — a love that helps create sense of empathy, create a sense of community and indulge a child’s imagination. Thanks for the great post!
In short, the iPhone/iPad/iPod ebook, The Birthday, is a delightful ebook and my five-year-old son really loved it a lot! I highly recommend it for the little ones, ages 2-5.
This novel is a thing of beauty; three parts: poetry, prose and letters to mami who remains in Puerto Rico. Short chapters, each a vignette or snippet of poetic prose or, actual poetry. Told from Maria’s perspective, we, the reader, watch Maria blossom in her barrio neighborhood of New York City to become a poet. I suspect this is Judith Ortiz Cofer’s own story as she, too, immigrated from San Juan and is now a creative writing professor.
This is ebook is not interactive but the story is so cute and the narration so lovely that it will be a hit with any little girl who insists on wearing only pink. There is a sticker application also that lets you move cute round pick “stickers” to your photo album so you print out at another time. The illustrations for this book (and ebook) are also lovely.
In short, my son and I highly recommend both One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish ebook iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch app AND the Up with a Fish game. Any app with Dr. Seuss by Oceanhouse Media is a winner!
Spanish Flashcards has a great post from the CleverLittlePeas. It’s a uTube video of the alphabet in Spanish. It’s fun for kids and best of all, it’s free.
If you don’t live in Newton, MA, use my list. It’s a great list. It also comes with great resources of websites to keep you learning, reading and having fun. Please see Capability Mom’s post on that! I have to hightail it to the library the next town over to get books for my kids!
When I think of picture books for toddlers and preschoolers that evoke summer, I think of the beach and the zoo because we always make a point to make at least one trip to each of these and more, if possible. But the power of books is the ability to transport readers to new experiences they would not necessarily including go back in time. These are some of my very favorite books. I hope you enjoy them.