“Noah Builds An Ark,” written by Kate Banks has the New Testament story in mind but in this story Noah is a young boy who wants to save the animals in his backyard. He builds them an ark, not just like the one in the Bible, but just the right size for the animals he is trying to make comfortable before a big storm. Love this book because it shows the love this little boy felt towards creatures who could not care for themselves.
A little kangaroo named Cami had too much stuff! She loved her stuff, but her room was messy. Pre-K children up to second grade will enjoy this children’s book, “Cami Kangaroo has too much Stuff,” written by Stacy C. Bauer. Parents we can relate to our kid’s room as being to full of toys. It is fun to read how Cami tackles the problem.
Reading Math Books can be fun! Did I just say that? I never liked math but these books will make math fun for young students.Do not be afraid to introduce non-fiction to your children. There are great books in our non-fiction collection and they make learning a great experience. Below I have several books for you to check out. Some are new and some are old but they all are written to teach young students math.
Little Red Reding Hood and the Mis read Wolf by Troy Wilson and illustrated by Ilaria Campana is a Children’s book, rewritten version of, “Little Red Riding Hood.” All Librarians will love this book. I loved that her bag of food became a bag of books and the wolf well, you read the book but I’m sure you will love the ending readers of all ages.
COPY, CUT, GLUE TO MAKE A DICE
CUT OUT THE BOTTOM PICTURES AND GLUE THEM TO THE DICE
ROLL & TELL
HAVE CHILD ROLL DICE AND TELL WHAT THEY THINK THE PERSON THEY ROLLED WOULD WANT TO READ. (EXAMPLE, GRANDMOTHER WOULD LIKE TO READ A COOKBOOK, WOLF WOULD LIKE TO READ PETER RABBIT…)
This book was written in 2000 by Jane Yolen, illustrated by Ruth Sanderson. If I closed my eyes and you asked me what a unicorn looks like the picture behind my closed eyes would be very close to the picture you will see in this book, “Where Have the Unicorns Gone.” The story is about knights, trains, and unicorns. I love the art in this children’s book because it mystical. The white unicorns are beautiful.
Small plastic cup
Stiff paper for horn
Cut two slits (Top and bottom for the popsicle stick to slide through) in the cup.
Cut several different color pieces of yarn.
Glue yarn to the popsicle stick.
Place popsicle stick in the slits and stick eyes on each side of the cup.
Cut a square in the stiff paper and roll into a cone.
“The Raft,” by Jim LaMarche is a children’s book about a young man who goes to stay with his grandma. He is not feeling well about the trip because he will not have friends to play with. His Grandma is cool, she has a carved bear in her workroom she is working on. This Grandma has lots of plans for her grandson. The young boy will find his grandma’s place in a very interesting place full of things to do.
By Vicky Manning (Tune of Oh my Darling Clementine)
On the river is a raft
That I built by myself.
I can take you down the river,
or you can travel by yourself.
On the river you can fish
With a cane pole I made.
After fishing in the river
We can dock in a shade.
13 Straws, Tape, Post it, Wood stick, toothpick, rubberband
Tape the Straws together.
Cut a rubberband and push thoothpick through one end.