It’s Sunday, so it’s time to switch up the book basket for the kids. Here’s what the kids are reading this week:
Awesome Amphibians by Jeff Bauer
This scholastic books is short but informative. It looks at various amphibians (it’s a non-fiction science book for very young children). Since our nature study is about frogs this week, I pulled out this book so that the kids can learn about frogs and other amphibians.
Everywhere Babies is an adorable board book that we’ve had for years. It has the universal message that on the inside, all babies around the world need to be loved, that they learn, that they grow & develop, and that they are amazing. But beyond the words are illustrations of that demonstrate that all babies and families are different. Each page shows multiple types of families (including single parent, mixed race families, same-sex parents, adoptive families, traditional families, and intergenerational families). There are also various races, body sizes, and developmental stages depicted.
This adorable book is a touch & feel book that introduces babies to various colors, numbers, and textures, as well as the different animals that can be found on a farm. Karen Katz books have always been a favorite of my babies during the first couple years due to the simple language, colorful illustrations, and gentle messages.
With simple sentences, this book introduces children to the concept of numbers. A young girl goes outside on a rainy day and discovers just how much fun a child can have on a rainy day. Each page, we see one more raindrop added to the story to illustrate the amount of time the girl is spending outside enjoying her day.
For those that have enjoyed Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, here is the second book in the series, Chicka Chicka 1, 2, 3. This time, we are taken to the top of an apple tree where the numbers become the focus of heroism. This book is a fun rhyming book that introduces number recognition and order.
This book is a hilarious spin-off of There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly. With nice contrasting illustrations, this book is a favorite of my older kids, who enjoy stories about monsters lately.