This is such a cute song with great actions that help children with motor skills. However, have you ever stopped to tell your child what a "water spout" is? Or, better yet, have you taken them outside your home and showed them how rainwater drains?
Children can only learn the words that others share with them. It seems terribly obvious, I know, but how often do we take the time to explain unusual words to them?
Do you have a favorite book (or books) that has impacted your life? A book you reread, one that remains on your shelf, or in your memory as a constant companion? I do. And so does Tiki Barber, Kirk Douglas, and Steve Forbes.
Splish-Splash is a delightful story that is sure to hold your little one’s interest and encourage lots of giggles. Nicola Smee uses repeated phrases and colorful drawings for this exciting adventure into the deep, blue sea.
Mr. Horse takes cat, pig, dog, and duck for a ride in his little boat. The water gets choppy and the waves get bigger. What will happen next?
For 50 years Amelia Bedelia has entertained and educated us with her quirky ways by taking everything literally. The results are hilarious and chaotic. Who but Amelia makes sponge cake with a real sponge; draws the drapes with pencil and paper; convinces a train conductor to lead an orchestra; dresses a chicken in overalls; and when driving toward a fork in the road, looks for a spoon?
In Little Chimp’s Big Day by Lisa Schroeder, an adorable little chimp explores the jungle while searching for his mother. He chases a frog, rides on a hippo’s back, eats bananas, and swings on vines to escape from a jungle cat while looking for his mom. Little Chimp’s mother is watching over him the whole time.
In the book Noisy Nora by Rosemary Wells, Nora, a middle child, is disappointed because her parents give all their attention to her siblings. When the house becomes very quiet, they realize Nora is missing. In the end, she returns with a noisy crash.
This rhyming book is very appealing to young readers.
The Wonderful Thing about Hiccups is a great book for teaching youngsters the importance of taking care of library books. Cece Meng writes a humorous tale that begins with a case of the hiccups during storytime at the library. The story is one continuous adventure that involves a hippo, a little sister, and a librarian.
Apparently, Saturday March 2 was National Tongue Twister Day. After I chuckled over this fact, I began to think about all the books I have read with tongue twisters in them. Of course the first title that came to mind was Dr. Seuss's Fox in Socks, which I have yet to read without making a mistake! It really does make your tongue a little numb (as the book asks you on the last page)! The more I thought about this, I began to recall the various times I have been asked (by teachers mostly) for picture books that focus on one letter.
I'm sure all of us have a few books that we remember from our childhood. For me, they are the books that my grandma read to me when I was a little girl. Grandma and Grandpa always kept a stash of children's books at their house. It was one of the things that remained steady throughout the years, and I could always count on a few books being present.