My granddaughter on top of the world in the Alps! Silly Yaya is a children's picture book about the special (silly) names children call their grandparents and their one-of-a-kind relationship. SillyYaya.com Amazon.com
Inspired by 'bike' books - well this mama has been taken out of the game by a continuous round of sick tummies, 3am/4am/5am bed sheet changes, ear infections, coughs and runny noses. On top of that, the house is getting painted and we can't really be in it all day. On top of that, it is the one time this summer F is supposed to be in camp!
So our activities have been pretty minimal! I asked F what he would like to do and he requested some drawing activities. He once saw a draw step by step activity in a magazine and absolutely loves doing them! I don't think he feels very confident with his drawing and step by step instructions help give him a bit of a boost. I'm sure they don't live up to the montessori creativity but hey, he loves it and it makes him feel good about himself, so I'm going to keep doing them.
I had bought a few little step by step drawing books, but I find a lot of them are still a bit too hard for F to follow and then he gets frustrated. So I started drawing my own simple ones for him. A bicycle seemed like a fairly simple object and has lots of nice shapes for him to practise drawing. He did a number of them in the end and it gave me an idea for our next bike activity! Stay tuned.
FEATURE 💙 We often feature @hereweeread
because her recommendations are 👌
Meet little Maria, Jin, and Fatimah - all immigrants from different countries. Maria is from Guatemala, Fatima is from Somalia and Jin is from Korea. They’re new – not only to their classroom, but to the language, culture, and country of America.
Throughout the book, the children go through a range of different emotions of feeling sad, lonely and confused. I really like how the author captures the challenges faced by each child arriving from different countries and shows their universal feelings. I think this book is great for both welcoming children to classrooms and also providing American children with an understanding of what it feels like to be new and learn how to speak and write a new language. In the end, Maria, Jin and Fatimah all receive lots of encouragement and companionship from their new classmates and teachers which helps them feel a sense of belonging.
This month the #kidlitpicks
theme is Little Kids, Big Emotions and we are excited to share some great picture books that address your children's big and budding feelings! Join in by recommending a favourite read. Tag #kidlitpicks_emotions
MY LITTLE CITIES board book series is a fantastic introduction to the major cities of the world for your littlest traveler. Photo courtesy of @bookbloom.
This month’s theme is #landmarks
and we’re partnering with @chroniclebooks
to give away one set of MY LITTLE CITIES Paris and San Francisco. This giveaway is open to US and Canada residents and the winners will be drawn at random. It ends on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at 11:59 PM PDT. The winners will be announced here shortly thereafter. To enter:
1. Follow @littlelitbookseries
if you aren’t already.
2. Like this post.
3. Tag one friend or a few in the comments below (in separate comments).
4. For an extra entry, tell us your favorite Paris or SF landmark.