Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Checkin In

Man do I love these kids...

And man do I love it when they do this...
Lately, Ben has been obsessed with his camouflage rain boots. He takes on a whole new gait when he wears them. It's sort of looks like Godzilla walking on a bed of hot coals. And for some reason he thinks he needs to scream too. A lot.

Recently, I've been trying to introduce some books that have a bit more of a storyline rather than just sticking to the usual "Elmo Loves Cookies" route that we've been on forever. We've been enjoying "Chicken Little," "The Three Little Pigs," and even "The Gingerbread Man" but are looking for some more suggestions. The Deuce seem to enjoy any of the longer stories as long as the pictures are big and colorful and they have a lot of animals. Your thoughts? Maybe a trip to the library?


jennmoya said...

Brown Bear Brown Bear is a BIG favorite in our home!
Goodnight Moon!!!!
Guess How Much I Love You!!
Froggy Gets Dressed!!! and there are many other versions!
Tacky the Penguin!!!
One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish
Green Eggs and Ham
10 Little Ladybugs
Where's Spot
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Nathanael LOVES these books as did Jocelyn and Jacob when they were little ones!

Sydni said...

Love the boots! I read somewhere one time that young children like the same stories over and over because they like predictability at that age. I still have certain board books memorized and could recite them word for word with just a prompt. Yikes! Try anything by Laura Numeroff, Eric Carle, or Paul Galdone for variety.

Aunt Kim said...

I can't tell you how happy it makes me to see them so interested. So my first suggestion would be Bill Martin, Jr. books. The illustrations are great as well. A great many of his books address all the early oral language and phonemic awareness skills that your little men should start out with.; lots of rhyme, rhythm repetition, alliteration. etc. Once you pick one of these books up you will see why they are so ideal. His books build on the sounds (phonemes) that children acquire quickly and effortlessly which keeps them engaged and motivated to continue.
Happy reading!

Anonymous said...

I too LOVE the boots. So cute!!! Each time I read your updates I get then sense you are not so far away. All of us in Colorado, and South Dakota appreciate you continuing with this blog even being such a busy mommy.

Crystal said...

LOVE those boots! What a wonderful age, I can't wait till Xander can start to enjoy books like that, how fun!

Jamie Rawls said...

Hey Sarah,
Here are quite a few that have been a hit in our house that the boys may really enjoy
*GOODNIGHT MOON by Margaret Wise Brown
*(love this one) THE ICKY STICKY ANTEATER by DAWN Bentley
*May I Please Have a Cookie by Jennifer E. Morris
*I Love You Stinky Face by Lisa McCourt
*Ok these are great and the boys will LOVE THEM..any of the SKIPPYJONJONES books.. They are GREAT and will hold their attention and have great pics! author is Judy Schachner....
Glad all is well the boys are too darn cute and those boots are great..

Tania said...

Anything by Sandra Boynton. She is FANTASTIC!!! Ethans favorite was "oh my oh my oh dinosaurs" and Gavin has been in love with "barnyard dance" He can quote it... We love ALLLLLL her books!! Very colorful and fun!

Anonymous said...

Ditto to Beckie's comment. Thanks for the pics and updates when I know your time is not your own anymore. Such big boys!!! I love watching them grow. The boots are a hoot. YOU GO GODZILLA!!!!