Yesterday, I shared the book for kids that we received from a fun summer book exchange project hosted by The Educators’ Spin On It. Today, I’m going to share the package that we sent to The New Vincent Family.
As an educator with a reading specialist background, I love a challenge. I think it’s important to pair children (especially reluctant readers) with books that interest them. I also like to pull in books that relate to something happening in the world (ie. The Olympics).
For the Summer Love Books exchange, we were partnered with The New Vincent Family. The family has two girls (9 months and 2.5 years). The oldest likes to play on the playground, go to the library and put puzzles together.
So, what did Growing Book by Book come up with? Here’s a peek at the package getting ready to be sealed and sent.
And, the title we chose to send…
Stars and Stripes by Salina Yoon is a board book that introduces young readers to the American flag. It’s durable enough for a 9 month old, and sophisticated enough for a 2.5 year old. The book and package arrived just in time for Flag Day, but would also be a great read for the 4th of July.
Here’s a look at the activities that we sent to go along with the book.
Materials (stickers, fabric, ribbon, colored paper, glue, colored sticks and paper bag templates) were sent to create their very own red, white and blue flags. The family was encouraged to go outside and wave their flags while singing the following tune.
THE RED WHITE AND BLUE
“When the Saints Come Marching In”
Oh, when the flag comes marching in, Oh, when the flag comes marching in,
How I love to see its three colors,
The red, white, and blue
Singing helps to model reading fluency and I love that this activity promotes exercise outside too.
Since the oldest child likes to put together puzzles, I created a name puzzle made from colored foam and patterned paper for her to practice recognizing the letters in her name. Here is how that turned out.
We hope the Vincent family liked their package. It was fun for us to put it together.
Now, would you like to receive a special delivery tailored to the likes and developmental needs of a child in your life? Simply leave a comment and include the following information:
age of child
male or female
topics or subjects that interest the child
specific literacy area(s) that the child needs help in learning (optional) One person will be selected by Growing Book by Book to receive a tailored made package that will include one book and two handmade activities. The box will be sent to your home courtesy of Growing Book by Book. This opportunity is only opened to US residents (sorry, my international readers). You have until June 30, 2012 (10pm CST) to leave a comment to apply. One person will be selected by Growing Book by Book and announced on July 1, 2012. Good luck!
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