Thursday, November 13, 2008

Activities to Accompany Our Favorite Books

There are so many wonderful resources on the internet for teachers and homeschooling families. In fact, there are so many that it can be a little overwhelming to navigate through them. Therefore, to make it easier for you, I will occasionally post links to some of my favorites.

Jesse Bear loves the "How Do Dinosaurs..." series. He thinks they are hilarious. I like them because the illustrations are very detailed (you will notice something new every time you read the books) and they have a nice rhyme and rhythm, which is not forced.

Fancy Nancy loves the Fancy Nancy series, of course! Fancy Nancy is a series about a little girl who likes to be fancy by dressing up in sparkly clothes and using "fancy" words. Little girls adore this series because they can totally identify with Nancy. Parents and teachers like it because it is wonderful for vocabulary development.

Junie B.'s favorite right now is the Junie B. Jones series, which is about a funny little girl and her everyday adventures at home and school. The series began with Junie B. as a kindergartner, and she is now a first-grader.

Hope you and your little ones enjoy some of these!

Read Inch by Inch


Terra said...

We LOVED Junie B. My oldest read all her books the summer she turned 5 - I was worried about some of the content since she was reading on her own...but she would come to me and giggle and say "Mommy Junie B. Said a bad word" then she would cover her mouth and point to it "hate". Ha, If only that were my only concern now! Thanks for the cool links.

Nicole Feliciano said...

I'd love you to do a guest blog for Momtrends in June (book month). Are you interested?

And I've also got some fun contests to check out right now:

There will be a total of 15 between now and Christmas. Whoo-hoo!!

Thanks for coordinating all these contests.

Beth said...

Cool post -- great blog! I recently did a "top ten picture books" post you might be interested in. It's here. (I'm especially proud of one book on my list, Kitchen Dance. That's because my SISTER wrote and illustrated it. It's lovely!)

(Sorry about the shameless plug, but I am very proud of her!)

Keep up the great work! I'll be visiting again. : )

Designher Momma said...

I've been wondering about the fancy nancy books....might just need to get my daughters one for christmas!

Raike said...

These are really lovely and interesting books!!

Jolanthe said...

Not sure how I missed you had a blog! :) I'll have to dig around here later when I have some more time.

Felicia said...

We have How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight.. one of Graham's favorites!