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.
This prompt comes from The Daily Post. Each day they post a new prompt. It really helps get the creative juices flowing. Check them out for yourself. You might find just the inspiration you've been looking for. This is an age old problem for parents of littles. We try to keep the toys organized. We … Continue reading Countless – The Daily Toy Sweep
Mason has croup. Again. He was patient zero. Fianna got it second. I got it third and now the hubs has gotten hit with it. My house is a balmy mess of humidifier menthol, coughing and complaining. There is enough snot in my house that one almost needs a small boat to traverse from one … Continue reading Mason Monday – Croup Strikes Again
The terrible two's have landed people. They are here with flippin bells on. Trying to potty train in the midst of all this toddler angst is going to give me a drinking problem...jk!? Mason did surprisingly well at first. He peed when I put him on the potty pretty much every time. He even started … Continue reading Potty Training Adventures
This story celebrates learning in creative ways. It celebrates the individuality of children. It reminds us that we are all something special because we are our own person.
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.