Book Review “There Was An Old Sailor” Claire Saxby & Cassandra Allen

The story is perfectly complemented by Cassandra Allen's jaunty, simple and playful illustrations, which provide a terrific source of visual clues for pre-readers looking to recognize words. The rhyming and repetition will make this a favorite read-aloud choice for storytime, as children will happily participate in reading the repeated sections, which are so easily and quickly memorized. In addition, there is a ?Fishy Facts? spread at the back of the book that contains a true fact about each animal in the story (including ?A blue whale can eat millions of krill a day!?), which would make for a fantastic introduction to a discussion on the size of sea creatures and the food chain.

Touch- Why We Shouldn’t Fear It.

Somewhere along the line of our social evolution we have become fearful of touch. Whether it be a mother with her baby, a lover, a friend or even a stranger. We are programmed to accept every touch with hesitation. We must evaluate it's intention. Our first instinct is to be fearful. How very very sad for us.

Not Santa

Yesterday Daniel and I took Mason to see Santa. Knowing that two year olds can be shy when meeting new people, I had a plan.  We have been reading Christmas books about Santa since December began. We've watched Christmas movies about Santa. Mason has colored in Santa coloring books. We've sang songs about Santa. I literally … Continue reading Not Santa

Children’s Book Review ” Yertle The Turtle” Dr. Seuss

Yertle the turtle is the king of the pond in Salamasond. He's a rather egotistical ruler who commands all his turtles to create a living throne. When a turtle named Mack voices his concerns about the way the turtles are being treated, the turtle king brushes him off and demands even more turtles. Eventually, Mack burps and the whole turtle throne falls with Yertle landing face down in the mud.