This story will have you wanting to chant and sing. A simple story full of rhyme and silliness.
Little N is fourteen and a half months. Reading to him has been a struggle. Yesterday, he finally acted remotely interested for awhile. We have been reading some books over and over – I try not to post the repetitions here. I will continue to try and not give up.
Same concept as Bear Gets Dressed. A situation is described and there are choices about what bear can do. I didn’t like this one quite as much as Bear Gets Dressed, probably because the situations are not as universal.
Each page describes the weather and gives four choices and asks what article of clothing or accessory bear will choose. Great for vocabulary!
While reading this story, I “knocked” each time the girl approached a door/gate, etc. This way, Little N stayed a bit more focused on the story. It is nearly impossible to read to him these days unless he is strapped in his high chair or unless he is drinking his bedtime bottle. Oh well. At any rate, it is fun to guess who is behind the door, and so nice to see grandma and grandpa!
The story starts with familiar bedtime routines – putting on pjs, brushing teeth, etc. Then it starts into the familiar rhyme. The ending is fun for kids when they see that the coconut doesn’t fall far from the tree!
An animal sound guessing game told in rhyme. I had fun reading this and Little N tolerated it. We will definitely pick this one up again when he is a bit older.
This was a book for play. Little N loved the cut out ducks on board pages. They were easy for him to grab and “help” turn the pages as this simple mathematical countdown book ran its course. The story itself wasn’t stellar but the format was just the ticket.
Toby is your typical, busy preschooler. One day he is bored and needs something to do. His mother encourages him to give his dinosaurs some exercises. Toby and mom end with a picnic and a nap. A very satisfying story that preschoolers can relate to. I think little N was still a bit young for this one.
This is a classic. Little N had so much fun manipulating the flaps. He also enjoyed me making animal noises. Definitely a book for a variety of age groups – fun guessing game, animal sounds, etc.
Very cool book – 101 trains – each one with a flap to open and see what the car is carrying. Definitely too much for Little N at this stage, but I will be checking this out again when he is a bit older. There are some rhymes throughout the story, but the whole thing is not in rhyme. Lots of fodder for vocabulary practice!