I have an addiction. I love to buy childrens books. Every night we read books to B in before bed and we also read books during the day with the daycare tots. For the daycare, we do a classroom magazine called, Clifford the Big Red Dog. It is based on the Clifford series and this is our second year using it here. Each month we get 2 issues or "themes" and each tot is able to have their own copy to read along with. We also get a big book edition for me to hang on our board. The teachers guide comes with activities, book suggestions, songs, poems, and reproducibles for us to use. One of the other things I like about it is that it gives us a year long plan to go by for our themes.
For September the themes are Apple Orchard Colors and Friendships. With my ginormous selection of books, I am always able to pull some books out to go along with our themes. I am also always looking for new books to add to the theme selections when we are visiting the book store, garage stores, or any other place that sells books.
This weeks purchases from the book store were:
Red are the Apples by Mark Harshman Book for us to use during our carpet time while we read about our theme of apple orchard colors
Me on the Map by Joan Sweeny B will soon be learning about living on Earth, North America, USA, IA, and Glenwood. I thought this book was very cute.
Three Little Kittens by Paul Galdone Okay, what kind of mom have I been? I have not read the story of the 3 little kittens yet to B! We read it the first night and he loved it.
The Pumpkin Patch Puzzle by Sheila Sweeny Higginson Disney's Little Einsteins are some of his favorites. There are several teachable things in these books, as well as on the show. The cool thing about this book is that is comes with stencils for pumpkin carving of the 4 characters and rocket. You can bet we will be doing this with our pumpkins. We get really into our pumpkins each year.
Pirate's Treasure by Marcy Kelman This was just another fun Little Einstein choice by dad.