Friday, January 21, 2011

Read to Me Challenge--What My Children are Reading

2011Read to Me picture book challenge count is: 21 books
This week we enjoyed a lot of old favorites and a few new books.
The Brown Bear, Brown Bear series of books have provided us will a whole week of kindergarten fun.
Dr Seuss is always a favorite, and often picked off the shelf by the littles for bedtime reading. We are also working hard on the alphabet and beginning to read in kindergarten, so Dr Seuss is a great suppliment to our regular curriculum.
Brave Irene is the story of a very heroic little girl who saves the day and helps her sick mother deliver a ball gown to the mansion in a snowstorm. It was quite long for Luke, 5, and Kim,4, but it kept their attention from start to finish. After reading through it once, it was Kim's book of choice to take to bed with her---and that is a very big honor around here.
I love the Dr Seuss science books. This week we have started learning about the solar system and the book I used to introduce the solar system was There's No Place Like Space.
It is a fun, rhyming read, perfect for kindergarten, and Gracie, 9, loves re-reading it to the kids.
It is packed with info, providing a basic overview of space. (Next week we will enjoy more books about space).
was a pretty weird book...the kids didn't seem to understand the relationship between the cowboy and the octopus, the illustrations where comicstrip-ish. It just didn't grab the kids and keep their attention.
The rest of our books this week were all-time favorites from our shelves---much loved and many times read.


Lori said...

Great books! You are doing a great job. We are not at near as many books-I joined the challenge too. I am sure your blog is where I first saw it post- thank you! I need to look in to that Cowboy and Octopus book. Too cute!

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

I'm not a giant Dr. Seuss fan, but the science books sound interesting. Great challenge!

Raising a Happy Child said...

We love Cat in the Hat Science series, and this book has been a big hit here as well. Thanks for joining WMCIR!

Tracey M. said...

We've read some cute Dr. Suess books, I'll have to look for this space one. I saw several good ones in your kids' pictures (ABC book, Guess How Much I Love You, Eric Carle books).
I really like your blog and your heart!