Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Book of the day

Tuesday's book of the day will be...

Love You Forever by Robert N. Munsch

This is a great bedtime story, but can be used any time of the day. We love this book in our house.

Activity #1 Before reading this book to your little one, go through old pictures and find baby, toddler, elementary school age, teenage, and grownup pictures of different people in your child's lives. We have pictures of myself, my husband, and random ages of the grandparents that I found for this activity. We sit and discuss each picture. I also have greenbean sort them into groups of each person, then by each age category. They might need some guidance on this depending their age. It is fun for your child (and you) to see that you too were all little and how you grew up. I also find different pictures of greenbean as a newborn, one year, two years and now.

Activity #2 Make a little book of people your little one loves. Cut paper into the size of pages you want. Hole punch each page and use ribbon or yarn to tie together as a binding. You can make it as simple or crafty as you would like, be creative. Write a family member on each page and ask your little one why they love that person. Then write their answers onto the pages and let them decorate. This will be a keepsake, and sometimes it is hilarious what kids will come up with. Remember to write you child's name and age on it!



Pennies In My Pocket said...

Awww this looks like an adorable book! I'm always looking for good ones to build my daughter's library. I love the activities you provided...very creative!


Jess said...

I love love love this book!! It is by far one of my favorites. Thanks for checking out my Blog. Hope you don't mind I added you to my Blog Roll. I like to read the activities you put together for each book review.