What We’re Reading is a weekly series here at Mama’s Learning Corner. Each Monday, I post a few of the books my children and I will read together during the week. I hope you’ll discover some new-to-you books to share with your family!
Samuel’s Baby – Mark Elkin
My 2 and 4 year old girls are obsessed with All Things Babies, so Samuel’s Baby will be perfect for them. They’ll love the way Samuel brings the new baby to show-and-tell and they will also relate to all of the crying!
Samuel will be a big brother soon, and on Monday during show-and-tell he announces that he is having a baby. Before long, his kindergarten classmates join in the fun and by Friday, each of them is “expecting” to add a new member to the classroom family–from triplets to a beagle to a stegosaurus and even a dump truck!
If Beaver Had a Fever – Helen Ketteman
My girls also love play “doctor and sick baby” the times they aren’t playing with their babies. If Beaver Had a Fever is a sweet rhyming-style book where Baby Bear needs to be reassured Mama Bear will know what to do if he’s sick. A great cuddle book for pre-naptime!
Little Bear is wondering . . . If Mama Bear were a doctor, how would she handle: a beaver with a fever, a goat with a sore throat, a gnu with the flu, and more? Mama Bear has an answer to all of Little Bear’s questions. She is one silly “Doctor” Mama Bear! But what if Little Bear were sick? Would Doctor Mama Bear know just what to do to make him feel better?
Chicks and Salsa – Aaron Reynolds
I picked up Chicks and Salsa because I have two little salsa lovers at our house. This turned out to be such a funny book! And the illustrations are very well done. After we read it a couple of times this week, we’ll make some homemade salsa. Fun!
What happens at Nuthatcher Farm when the chickens get tired of the same old chicken feed? The rooster hatches a plan! With a pinch of genius, a dash of resourcefulness, and a little pilfering from the farmer’s garden, the chickens whip up a scrumptious snack of chips and salsa. When the rest of the barnyard gets a whiff of the spicy smells and want to join in, it can mean only one thing . . . FIESTA! But when the big day arrives, all their spicy southwestern supplies are gone! Could Mr. and Mrs. Nuthatcher have caught on to the flavor craze?
Alexander and the Totally, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day – Judith Viorst
This is easily our fourth time borrowing Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day from our library. It just doesn’t get old! I love to read it as much as my little people do. And hearing my 2 year old say the title will just make you laugh out loud. So adorable! A must read.
He could tell it was going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. He went to sleep with gum in his mouth and woke up with gum in his hair. When he got out of bed, he tripped over his skateboard and by mistake dropped his sweater in the sink while the water was running. He could tell it was going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.
It was a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Nothing at all was right. Everything went wrong, right down to lima beans for supper and kissing on TV.
What do you do on a day like that? Well, you may think about going to Australia. You may also be glad to find that some days are like that for other people too.
What books are your children reading this week?
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