Monday, June 29, 2009

African Books

Today Aidyn and I got some couch time and read through some new books. First we read two zebra books entitled Naughty! and Gorgeous! by Caroline Castle and Sam Childs. The illustrations were adorable and the storylines were very understandable to a preschooler. We also read Shanti by Maartje Padt and Mylo Freeman, and I found it to be such a touching little story. Aidyn enjoyed the suspense of what animal was "popping out" next. Finally, we read an African story called Honey...Honey...Lion! by Jan Brett. The illustrations were superb and realistic, so Aidyn and I took the opportunity to name some African animals while reading the story. Embedded in the tale was a also a lesson on the importance of sharing and karma. Throughout our reading, we were reintroduced to Aidyn's new vocabulary word, savanna, and a host of animals that live there.

For the remainder of the week, I have similar-themed coloring pages for him to color and more African music to listen to. I also picked up an Anansi dvd collection to further familiarize him with that tricky spider character.

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