First published in 1971 long before concerns about the environment were common, Dr. Seuss penned The Lorax which warned against greed and unrestrained industrialization. This timeless tale is of the now remorseful “Once-Ler” who destroyed a pristine area that once flourished with fish, creatures and birds through his desire to “bigger.
Emilie Boon’s Peterkin Meets a Star is now an ebook and can be played on your iPhone or iPad. There are hidden sounds on the book and I would think of this as an illustrated and portable “book on tape” that would be perfect entertainment for small kids that doesn’t require much of your attention. I would recommend this eBook for ages 3-6.
The circle of life thing. Yes. That is a hard lesson for anyone, much less a child and their beloved pet. And with a puppy, the circle of life will eventually come around. When this happens, I recommend this book, The Tenth Good Thing about Barney by Judith Viorst.
Round is a Mooncake written by Roseanne Thong and illustrated by Grace Lin, is an ebook for the iPhone or iPad about shapes with an Asian American Children’s Literature twist.
Once upon an App has these two cute iPhone or iPad applications for learning colors called Fruits and Veggies. This is a delightful way to occupy toddlers or preschoolers who want to learn their colors while waiting at a restaurant.
Once Upon an App has made the classic story Peter Rabbit into an eBook for the iPhone or iPad. This is a delightful iPhone ebook. The story and puzzle is a classic “Highlights” magazine of spotting the hidden picture in the illustrated line drawing page. When you find the picture, you move an easter egg to locate it and the picture turns into a beautiful colored illustration
The iPhone apps for Dr. Seuss books for kids are actually even better than the books! Love them!
This brochure from the National Association for the Education of Young Children comes home with every about-to-be-a-kindergartner at our school. This is their guide to parents for raising a reader and writer. I just condensed it and added a few ideas of my own.
Teach Kids Compassion through Charity Work A mom in my yoga class made a nice plea for donations yesterday. Her cleaning lady is Haitian and her family in Haiti is, of course, personally devastated by the earthquake. Yoga mom offered to run over and pick up any clothing and shoe donations from any of us…