Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Toddler Story Time: Thanksgiving

The Kingdom of Reading book fair has come to Meadow Wood this week! And with it there are several great holiday books, including some great Thanksgiving books! I am so thankful for my little reading buddies who come join me every week to read, sing, and share time together. I hope you enjoy time with your family and find many things to be thankful for!

Pete the Cat : the first Thanksgiving Pete the Cat: The first Thanksgiving: you can make this fun Thanksgiving activity to share with your family! 

Llama Llama home with Mama llama llama home with mama

Splat says thank you Splat says Thank You!

Suggested title: Pinkalicious: Thanksgiving Helper


Miss Nina: "The more we get together"

Kimboo Kids Songs: "Over the river and through the woods"

Out of the Box: "Goodbye Song"

Until later, friends. Be sure to spend time reading with someone you are thankful for in your life! 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Toddler Story Time: DOGS

Dogs really are a man's best friend, and you can't help but love them! We loved these wonderful canine adventures last week!

Bow, wow wiggle- waggle Bow-wow wiggle waggle by Mary Newell DePalma

Patch Patch by David Slonim

Mogie : the heart of the house Mogie by Kathi Appelt

We spent some time with our stuffed animal dog friends in the library and "took them for a walk" while listening to this Sesame Street song.

It was a dog-gone good time! Keep reading, friends!

Toddler Story Time: Trains

Even though my "little boy" is now 12 years old, his eyes still twinkle when his younger cousins or neighbors come to our house and ask him to help them build a train track on our playroom floor. The wooden tracks and metal trains we bought him for Christmases and birthdays when he was 3, 4, and 5 years old are still well-loved toys in our house! I honestly don't think it is a love many boys out-grow, as my dad and his older brother are still model train enthusiasts! 

Two summers ago we were able to take a train along the coast of Washington state, and it was a marvelous way to travel! I don't know who of our family was most excited to be at a real train station and traveling on a real train! It was a great memory to make together. I loved it as much as my little conductor did!

So this edition of Story Time is dedicated to the train-lover in all of us! All aboard!
Today's Books:
How to Train a Train by Jason Carter Eaton; Illustrated by John Rocco

Shark vs. train
Shark vs Train by Chris Barton and Tom Lichtenheld

Two little trains
Two Little Trains by Margaret Wise Brown

Today's Videos:
Kids Love Trains
I've been working on the railroad by Miss Nina
Blue Zoo Train by Choo Choo Soul

Until next time, keep reading!