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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Read Alouds

E is about 2 1/2 years old.  This week he has been loving a couple of books!  (We have been reading with M, but nothing new is standing out.)

Richard Scarry's Splish Splash Sounds was a favorite of our daughter's and now is a favorite of E's!  He does request this book often.  I love it for the early language skills it helps to produce, though E is talking well enough now.  (It's on my list of great books that encourage speech!)  One of the reasons it is so great for speech is because of the focus on sounds throughout the book.  This book is classic Busytown!  A young child typically loves to mimic sounds, and Splish Splash Sounds is great for that!  (My only complaint with some of Richard Scarry's Busytown books is that the characters seem to change a bit.  We read enough that I've noticed at least 2-3 character changes over the years.  This book refers to Huckle building a sand castle, but a bear is building, not a cat.)

Flashing Fire EnginesA library book we have been slightly obsessed with is Flashing Fire Engine. Written by Tony Mitton and Ant Parker, it's part of a series.  (I'm really tempted to buy the set of machine books, but they are mini books...I'm not sure how I feel about that.)  With rhyming text and many fire engine details, it may be the best fire engine book we've ever read!  I also like the last page has labeled illustrations to help the reader to remember some of the new terms.
I'm linking up to see what others are reading, too!


Carrie said...

Ooo...Bookworm2 would love that Flashing Fire Engine book. He seems to like fire engines. Thanks for sharing about it!

Amy @ Hope Is the Word said...

I'm paying lots of attention to these preschool nooks, especially since I haver own up and coming preschooler! So glad you linked up today'

Amy @ Hope Is the Word said...

Should be books, not nooks. But you knew that already.

Brimful Curiosities said...

You can't go wrong with Tony Mitton. We have his Rocket book right now.

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