There have been two main influences that encouraged me to doing getting into a routine of children's books with my kids and doing a related activity. The first is that my younger sister (who didn't have kids at the time, but who took several early childhood education classes) recommended it...and when I started blogging I found Little Page Turners.
Christianne at Little Page Turners writes about a book and related activity several times a week. I've been following her blog for well over a year and Christianne's activities are consistently delightful, engaging...and most importantly simple and do-able. Of all the blogs I read, I think I've copied more of Christianne's ideas than anyone else's. Whenever I'm in a "preschool" slump and not motivated...all I have to do is browse around Little Page Turners for a while until my library hold list is full and I'm excited about doing book-activities with my kids again.
Christianne gets a big thank you for joining in our read-along even though she's in the middle of a selling and packing up her whole house in preparation for a move. She's sharing Rumble in the Jungle and Commotion in the Ocean by Giles Andreae and the art project her daughters did inspired by the illustrations. We checked out Commotion in the Ocean a few weeks ago, and I can attest that it is a fun read-aloud book with vibrant illustrations.
head over to read Christianne's own poem to go with her daughter's art and hear more about these books.
If you're just now joining us, be sure to visit our Read-Along Archives to see the books we've already read.