Made some number "cards" and used red pompoms for apples. So simple, yet so much fun. She really enjoyed placing the pom poms on the red dots. This activity helps with counting and 1 to 1 correspondence.
“Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Learn” by John C Maxwell is Phoenix’s favorite book! He requests for us to read it multiple times a day, sits quietly and listens to the entire story, and then flips through the pages himself. He LOVES Papa, and points to him every time he’s on the page. . . Phoenix seems to have inherited Mama’s habit of obsessive re-reading and not trusting new books. He takes time to warm up to new stories, but once he falls in love with them he reads them until the pages are falling apart (and Mama & Abba have all the words memorized). Good thing this is a great book and fun to read aloud. It’s has wonderful life lessons for children and adults alike. I highly recommend this book for kids from age 0-99 😜 #bookstagram#bookrecommendations#johncmaxwell#sometimesyouwinsometimesyoulearn#toddlerreading#toddlerbooks
Aren’t these books just adorable! Inspired by ‘Anne of Green Gables’, they are a fun way to introduce Anne to an age group who would otherwise be too young to learn about the world of Anne Shirley! #partner @tundrabooks Both ‘Anne’s Colors’ and ‘Anne’s Numbers’ are sturdy, colorful, educational board books designed for toddlers and young book lovers. Some of my favorite ‘Anne of Green Gables’ moments such as Matthew’s gift of a dress of puffed sleeves, Anne and Diana’s first meeting and Gilbert’s hair pulling are all included. I have additional photos and details on my blog (link in profile) if you are interested in more information.
What is one of your favorite moments from Montgomery’s ‘Anne of Green Gables’? I adore the section where Matthew shops for and gives Anne a dress with puffed sleeves! Matthew’s sweet spirit and giving heart are so special!
When choosing books for young toddlers look for the following: .
1. Flaps- toddlers love to reveal a hidden picture! .
2. Touch and feel books- different textures provide additional language opportunities and tactile input! .
3. One or few pictures on each page- this makes it easier for the child to maintain attention and find named pictures! .
4. Board books with thick pages avoid tearing.
The left list was provided to me in grad school by Dr. Karen Fallon. The right list was given to me by my CF supervisor, sourced from www.superduperinc.com.
Please my daughter is 2. I want her to cultivate the habit of reading, how do I go about this please. Is it too late and what books do you recommend.
It’s not late, these are still the formative years so it’s best to capitalize on these years. Here’s what you can do:
1) Get age appropriate books: Get books that she will be interested in. For her age look out for books with the following features: books with something to flip and flap, something to touch and feel, books with her favorite TV characters e.g. Peppa pig, books with rhyming words, books with short, simple and delightful stories.
2) Read aloud regularly: Reading aloud doesn’t have to be something you plan and set goals for. You can start today by picking a book at whatever time is convenient for you and reading for at least 10 minutes. Try to be as consistent as you can. You can read any of the books you got for her or read stories that were your personal favorites as a child. Point and touch pictures, exaggerate some parts, generally bring life into reading aloud
3) Make books reachable: Place a few of her books (call them sacrifice books because these books may not live long) in places she can reach e.g. in baskets on the floor, on the dresser, by the tv stand etc. Place the books with the cover facing outwards
4) Limit Screen Time: This is an ongoing battle in most homes but moms always win. Don’t leave the TV on indefinitely. Have no TV times so she can look for something else to keep her busy and hopefully turn to her books. This goes for tablets as well.
5) Let her see you read: Daughters want to be like their mamas, let her see you read and enjoy something. If you don’t enjoy reading as much, then use magazines, newspapers, just be intentional about letting her see you read
6) Schedule regular visits to a bookshop or library: If you have good bookshops or libraries in your location, make it a habit to visit say once a month. Let her see that books are important to your family. If you don’t have these options, then have a monthly budget for books and order books online. The joy of receiving new books in the mail is priceless and powerful.
Hope this helps