How Are You Peeling?

by Marie on May 16, 2008

Storytime this week is from the book, How Are You Peeling? by Joost Elffers & Saxton Freyman. These authors first came out with the book called Play With Your Food where they make different faces and characters out of fruits and veggies. In How Are You Peeling?, they explore different moods and feelings with the […]

Today’s storytime with Make and Takes brings us to the book my son and I just finished reading, The Curse of the Cheese Pyramid by Geronimo Stilton. It’s an adventurous chapter book, part of the Geronimo Stilton series. As I mentioned earlier in my Chapter Book post, my son received this book on CD and […]

Planting a Rainbow

by Marie on May 2, 2008

This week for Storytime with Make and Takes, we read Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert. With Spring planting upon us, I couldn’t resist choosing this fun and colorful story. This book talks about all the colors of the rainbow and where we see them. There’s a rainbow of colors we see in the garden […]

Read Aloud Chapter Books

by Marie on April 30, 2008

As much as I love picture books to read with my kids, I love reading chapter books with them too. In school, it’s often referred to as a “Read Aloud”, meaning you read it aloud to the kids. My son is 5 and I decided to try reading a chapter book with him. Even though […]

Everybody Needs a Rock

by Marie on April 25, 2008

I’m starting something new on the blog: Storytime with Make and Takes. As a teacher, this is something that’s done all the time at school. You read a story to the children, then plan a fun activity or lesson to go with it. It furthers the learning of the story and helps it come alive. […]

Black History Month

by Marie on February 21, 2008

Here are some great books for children to read and learn about Black History, which is celebrated during this month of February. Martin’s Big Words – a book about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The Story of Ruby Bridges – the story of a 6 year old girl who walks into an […]

Reading With the Kiddies

by Marie on March 30, 2007

How important is it, you say? Well, everyone is doing it!! It really is important to read with your kids. And not just reading to your kids, but reading with your kids. There are lots of ways to get your child ready to read, even when they are 2, 3, and 4 years old. While […]

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