“Since last week, my kids have been saying all of the stories that you read last week.”
This is one of the highest compliments you can receive from a story time parent. I started Kiddos and Books to show parents ways to read to their kids so that they really get it. That could mean using funny voices, asking questions, paraphrasing, or even inserting sound effects. The tactics are not as important as the parent’s commitment to making that book the most interesting, engaging story ever!
And honestly, which would you rather hear your kids reciting around the house – Miley Cyrus or Ezra Jack Keats?
Books We Read
Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin
Farmer Brown’s cows and hens have gone on strike! Conditions in the barn are just unacceptable!Will the negotiations lead to a equitable outcome? You’ll have to read it to find out.
The Sniffles for Bear by Bonnie Becker
In their first story, Bear and Mouse formed a slow but steady friendship. In this second book, Bear is sick, and it’s up to Mouse to help him get better. Gosh, I hope he doesn’t catch Bear’s cold…sshhh, spoilers!
I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen
Someone took Bear’s pointy, red hat. Surely it couldn’t be Rabbit, who is sporting a pointy, red hat…or could it?
The Bear’s Song by Benjamin Chaud
We read this one last week, and parents often wonder why I repeat books over several weeks. Repetition builds familiarity, which is key to developing a child’s early literacy skills. Little Bear blows off hibernation in search of honey, and Papa Bear must find him…amidst the hustle and bustle of Paris.
Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
Photo: Reading by ThomasLife