Wednesday, June 27, 2012

George Gives Curious George Two Thumbs Way Up

Curious George's 1 to 10 and Back Again (Curious George Board Books) My son, George, is into anything and everything Curious George these days. I think he enjoys hearing his name over and over in the story. So stinkin' cute :) Yesterday we read Curious George Goes Fishing at least ten times, and this morning I awoke to a Curious George's 1 to 10 and Back Again being slung over my side of the bed with a smiling two-year-old close behind.

Curious George is such a classic when it comes to children's literature. Sad to say, I hadn't read many of these books before my son's craze. I'm glad George likes the sweet, little monkey as much as he does. I enjoy the colorful illustrations and text's captivating rhythm. H. A. Rey and Margaret Rey have really outdone themselves with this entertaining series.

Curious George Goes FishingIf you are expecting a little one or already have little ones, I would recommend this fun series. I bet your kids will have fun discovering what that little monkey does next. Our King George certainly does.  

Monday, June 4, 2012

Fun with Fish

Earlier today, George and I did a fun craft I found online at The plastic baggy fish was fun, easy and required few materials. He enjoyed crumpling the paper and carried his fish around the house for quite some time.The directions for the craft can be found if you click on "plastic baggy fish" above.

To make the craft more meaningful to him, we also flipped through Disney's Finding Nemo book (it's still a bit too long for us to read together) as well as read one of his favorite books, Quiet Loud! by Leslie Patricelli which mentions how fish are quiet. We spent a few moments watching the fish in our aquarium as well.

I can also see reading Leo Lionni's Swimmy with this project. His book is short with great life lessons like working together and being happy with yourself while also displaying beautiful, eye-catching illustrations. If we do this craft again or one similar to it, I will probably check Swimmy out from the library. 

This was a neat project and a fun way to incorporate more books into our day.