Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Toddler tales: the alphabet book

A change of plans had us reading P.D. Eastman's "Alphabet Book" rather than one of my all time favorites, "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom" because, unbeknownst to me--we don't own it. I could've sworn it was in Sal's library, but no such luck. 

Note to self: order Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. 

Anyways, with a sick baby (Carla has a bad cold) and a trip to the Doctor this morning, I was too tired for an art project, so I opted for a quick read and a corresponding lunch of alphabet Mac and cheese. Not the most nutritious lunch, but he likes it and I already had the pasta. 

He had fun picking out letters and asking "what dis one?". I'd tell him and he would repeat. His favorite letter is still "o", but "s" is close behind. 

We read the book a second time after lunch as he wound down for nap. 

If any other moms are interested in sharing early literacy ideas/projects/plans to go along with popular children's books, shoot me an email. I'd love to collaborate!


1 comment:

  1. B also loves those two letters. He's a particular fan of B, L, S, and O. In that order. But if you want to make a fun game out of it, that spelled SLOB. Haha.

    I bought Alpha Bits cereal today (obviously know you don't have access and it would cost about $10 likely even if you did with an expiration of like 2011). There are "Super Why" characters on it, so that made it even more exciting for Benjamin. Yes, it's a sugar cereal, but if my kids learns some letters in the process of eating (also a chore!), we both win. Well, technically he wins twice, right?

    I really need to do a better job busting out my literacy teaching skills. We have so many great books, including Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. Maybe you can find a digital copy online? Benjamin would never go for that because he'd be too distracted with buttons and such... but maybe Sal is more together. Hah.