Saturday, October 08, 2011
31 Days of Reading with Your Children // Day 8
First things first. Another birthday boy picture with his new firetruck. With three older sisters we are in short supply on trucks around here. It was a smashing success. : )
Today I want to share one of the reading resources that I have on my shelf ... one which I don't pull out nearly often enough. Every Day a Holiday is just what you would guess it is: a book that highlights a different holiday everyday, complete with family activity ideas, craft ideas, and food ideas to match up with the day. I like to use this book as a springboard for reading ideas with my kids as well!
An example of what the pages look like:
Each day highlights one holiday. It might be an obvious one - Valentine's Day, George Washington's Birthday. It might highlight an children's author's birthday (A.A. Milne or Eric Carle), or it might be a month or week long celebration like National Strawberry Month or (as I've highlighted below) American Chocolate Week!
Using this book as a prompt, you can then search your library for books to tie into your topic. Easy themes to plan, of course, would be those that highlight a favorite children's author; just checking out the complete works of Eric Carle would fill several days of reading fun for little (and bigger) ones. For something like American Chocolate Week, you could read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with your kids. It was one of our recent read-alouds and we flew through that book! Other options might be:
You could also check out a few cookbooks from the library and read and select a few chocolate desserts to try out together. : ) All in the name of education, of course!
Have a wonderful Saturday and happy reading. : )
Day: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7
The book links above are Amazon affiliate links ... if you click them and make a purchase, I will earn a few pennies towards books for my munchkins. Just thought I'd mention it. :)