It’s been a while since I posted about fun we’ve had with a book we’ve read… Trust me, it’s not that we haven’t been reading, or that we haven’t been having some fun with our books!
Things have finally settled down around here, and this week I want to share one of my preschooler duo’s favorites: The Berenstain’s B Book.
I admit it, it was one of my favorites as a kid, too. I love when my daughter “reads” it to me. (She has it memorized….)
This week we played with the Berenstains’ B Book.
During bath time I brainstormed words that started with the letter “B” with each of my preschoolers. It seemed the more words I wrote on the wall, the more excited they got. It was fun seeing what they each came up with.
Then we tried our hand at forming the letter “B.”
Not only did we practice writing it, but we also used sparkly pom-poms, yarn, pipe cleaners, and even a bag of colored game dice to form a variety of “B’s.”
Of course, we had to try walking backwards (in the book they bike backwards, but that wasn’t happening in the house) and blowing bubbles.
Finally, I set them on a letter “B” scavenger hunt, searching for objects that started with the letter “B.” I had to give the 3 year-old a few ideas at first, but the 5 year-old? She came back with quite a collection all on her own!
The reward, of course, had to start with a “B” — we had bears (Teddy Grahams).
My son is already asking if we can do the A Book next time….
JDaniel4's Mom says
What great ways to work on letters! I will be sharing this post on the Read.Explore.Learn. Facebook page on Sunday.
I think my daughter loved the sparkly pom-poms the most… Got to find some more sparkly ways to write our letters!
I used to love the Berestain’s Bear books! Love that you brought this one to life! 🙂
I think it’s a favorite for a lot of people! Definitely fun to read aloud!
We love that book, too! I love how you traced the b with the different objects… fun idea. Thanks for stopping by.. it is always nice to hear from other Mommies who love to learn and create with their kids!
My preschooler is learning letters now, too. We were on M this week so we made Marvelous Mini Muffins. Fun getting creative with how they learn!
Stopped by from SITS sharefest and so glad I did!
Yes, I love getting creative with them while they learn!
This is such a cute idea. IT would even work for my special ed kids I work with!
Lisa @ Two Bears Farm says
This looks so fun! Very creative. We’ve always enjoyed the older Berenstein books.
I love some of the older ones!