Well it is a new week and I am being overly ambitious! I decided to do an Eric Carle theme for this week 5 A Day Books over at The Imagination Tree. I think his books are great for preschoolers and advanced toddlers. His illustrations are always colorful. They normally have repetition and teach a theme (time, color, or days of the week). However for my 10 month old, who has difficult time sitting still, I don't know how much he will enjoy them. I am fully intending to not read the books word-for-word but make sure to keep the themes and rhymes/cadence in tact. I am planning a very hungry caterpillar theme for his 1st birthday, so I figured I should at least read him the book.
1) The Grouchy Ladybug: A grouchy ladybug meets a friendly one and starts to pick a fight. When the challenge is accepted he says the bug isn't big enough to fight. Then every hour he goes to find a fight. After an important lesson in humility in 12 hours he ends up right where he started knowing the importance of being nice. Lots of repetition in this one, which is good because it can be wordy.
3D chameleons. It is a funny book about a chameleon who is bored and inspired by a colorful zoo. He wishes to be different animals and his wishes come true-well only part of them. He ends up with all different body parts, but when he can't get the fly with his elephant trunk he realizes being a chameleon has it's benefits. Baby likes it when I read it and act the animals and use big voices.
"A" read to baby. Since it has no words he can make them up. I talked to him the importance of repetition and being able to repeat the same words the following night. So basically he is say, "5 bears, 6 giraffes," etc.
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