The title of the reading list is "2010 Summer Challenge Booklist." What a challenge it will be! Recommended ages are 3-5 and don't panic like I did when I first saw the list. Maybe the recommended age should be 6 and above since you'll be the one reading these great books to your sweet little ones and not necessarily the other way around. Unless you have a very, VERY smart little one who is already reading, and to you I say, rock your own new 2010 Summer Challenge Booklist.
So here goes:
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Beach by Elisha Cooper
The Night Pirates by Peter Harris & Deborah Allwright
On Top of Spaghetti by Paul Brett Johnson
The Hello, goodbye Window by Norton Juster & Chris Raschka
Purplicious by Victoria & Elizabeth Kann
Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann
Alice the Fairy by David Shannon
Too Many Toys by David Shannon
I Lost My Kisses by Trudie Trewin & Nick Bland
The Pigeon Wants a Puppy by Mo Willems
Peanut by Linas Alsenas
Do Like a Duck Does by Judy Hindley & Ivan Bates
Jellybeans and the Big Dance Laura Numeroff & Nate Evans
Let's Talk Swimming by Amanda Miller
Ladybug Girl by David Soman & Jacky Davis
What Pet to Get? by Emma Dodd
Maybe a Bear Ate It! by Robie Harris Micheal Emberly
If You Were A Penquin byFlorence Minor & Wendell Minor
Check out your local libraries this summer for their reading programs. Ours starts this Saturday with a big kick-off party at the main branch. I plan on taking Alise and signing her up!
For the last few nights, we have been playing "school." I made some sight word flashcards and we have learned three new words: "and," "the," and "they." I borrowed Alice the Fairy, On top of Spaghetti, and If You Give A Cat A Cupcake from the library and we've been reading those. Any time I get to one of our sight words, I make Alise say the word. We've also been going over our addition flashcards. Nothing major. Just spending 15-20 minutes brushing up on things and I have to take advantage of it right now because she actually asks to "play school." I'm not quite sure how much longer that will last.
Ms. L would be proud!