Read to Your Kids!

One of the most important things you can do with your child during these young years. Reading to your child strengthens bonds, develops language and vocabulary….and of course is an incredible way to connect with your child. These are some of the books we have been LOVING this year…and some of our kiddos favorites! All of these books are available online or in your local libraries! Check them out!

This is such a fun twist on a classic! The Three Little Pigs gets a revamp with three ninja pigs who defeat the big bad wolf!
Girl Power! Rosie Revere, Engineer is such an amazing story about a little girl who never gives up on her dreams! Such a great story for your favorite little engineer.

 

My Heart is a Zoo is such a sweet story! A simple read a loud for children of all ages!
Actual Size is an incredible non-fiction book that allows children to understand the actual size of animals and compare them to their own bodies! This book gives quick and simple facts for children to better understand the world around them….and get excited about it!
ONE OF MY ALL TIME FAVORITE BOOKS! This book has been around for many years, but is still always a favorite. It is simple and sweet and loved by even the littlest readers.
Reading Adam Rubin’s books is like listening to your favorite uncle tell a great story. They are clever, imaginative and feel like they are being told personally to you and you alone. I promise if you ask your child about this book….they will smile.
The perfect book for your perfect perfectionist. Beautiful Oops is such an inspiring book, that helps us all to remember it is okay to make mistakes 🙂
Lines that Wiggle will inspire your child to look at the world around them and find beauty in everything!
One of my favorite Eric Carle books! A simple book that is great for your youngest and will get your oldest moving!
NEVER GIVE UP! The Most Magnificent Thing might be one of my favorite books I have read this year….a great story about what it feels like to get frustrated and how to overcome life’s challenges.
This whole series is amazing…and great for your favorite little biologist! Each page allows you to image what it would be like to have different animal parts! The conversations that happen after this book are some of my favorite!
If you haven’t met Piggie and Elephant…..you better run to the bookstore. They will be your new best friends.
Go Away Big Green Monster is such a fun story! And always a hit! The fun artwork and powerful ending is engaging for even your most wiggly child!
Want to make your kid laugh……read this book. I promise you, it wont disappoint!
Learning how to manage our emotions is a critical step in our development. Mouse Was Mad allows children to practice self regulation skills while reading this fun and silly story!
Last but definitely not least….my all time favorite book to read to children. This story has so many layers, but ultimately is a sweet story about kindness.

Love is in the Air……

Happy Valentine’s Day! Here are some outside the box ways to celebrate this often commercialized and gimmicky holiday! If you are like me you want to honor your students interests….but don’t feel the need to give in to the worlds cheesiest holiday….here are some fun ways we enjoyed Valentine’s Day this year!

What to do with those beautiful roses that your loved one gave you!? Turn them into the worlds best sensory table! Scissors, water and roses…..makes for an AMAZING sensory experience complete with smell, texture and some fine motors skills!

Creating love monsters inspired by one of our favorite books!
Fine motor skills, name recognition and handwriting in sprinkles! A fun way to practice our skills in a Valentine’s Day themed way!
Can you sort, count and graph the donuts!? This cereal lends itself to the holiday PERFECTLY! The colors are beautiful and they smell delicious! Our students loved using them to work through the different graphs and counting activities.
A simple invitation inspired by one of my VERY favorite children’s books…. My Heart is a Zoo! Such a sweet story that lends itself to so many fun activities.
Using three dimensional shapes with glittery pink water to explore volume, shapes and enjoy sensory play.