Book Highlight of the Month
Preschool Day Hooray! by Linda Leopold Strauss and illustrated by Hiroe Nakata paints preschool as a fun place, one where there is lots to do and friends to be made.
The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn is a story about Chester raccoon, who is nervous about going to school. His mother kisses his palm and tells him that whenever he feels lonely, he can press his hand to his cheek and his mom will be with him all day, even when she is physically away.
Llama Llama Misses Mama by Anna Dewdney is about little Llama on his first day of school. At the beginning of the day, Llama is sad and misses his mamma. By the end of the day, Llama has made new friends and has learned how much fun school can be. This story is great for teaching about the schedule of the school day, and for discussing what to do when we miss someone.
Reading Tips for Parents of Preschoolers
By: Reading Rockets
"Read early and read often. The early years are critical to developing a lifelong love of reading. It's never too early to begin reading to your child!The tips below offer some fun ways you can help your child become a happy and confident reader. Try a new tip each week. See what works best for your child."
For the full article please click on the following link: http://www.readingrockets.org/article/reading-tips-parents-preschoolers
October-Books about Respect and Being Friends
The Cow That Went Oink By Bernard Most There was once a cow that went "oink." When the other animals laughed at her, she was sad. But then she met a pig that went "moo" and they found a way to help each other!
Words Are Not for Hurting By Elizabeth Verdick, illustrated by Marieka Heinlenby Like the earlier board books by Elizabeth Verdick and Marieka Heinlen, Hands Are Not for Hitting and Teeth Are Not for Biting, Words Are Not for Hurting helps little ones learn big ideas: that they are responsible for what they do and say; that their actions and words affect others; and that they can make positive choices.
Share and Take Turns by Cheri J. Meiners M.Ed. Concrete examples and reinforcing illustrations help children practice sharing, understand how and why to share, and realize the benefits of sharing. To view the book on YouTube follow the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NROF985LpM8