On #ReadAloudTuesday, I read to the Maple students age 3-6 at my son & daughter’s former Montessori school. Young readers are demanding and honest: I strive to share the best of children’s literature with them each week.
Knit Together by Angela Dominguez
Hard work and perseverance come together in this family story. A young girl likes to draw, but It’s wearing her mother’s knitted creations that she loves. Tackling the skill of knitting, though, is harder than it looks: when her yarn gets looped, her patience is unraveled. Mom suggests a project that combines their drawing and knitting talents, ultimately bringing them closer together. Perfect for young STEM lessons. Share with ages 3-7. © 2015.
Two Mice by Sergio Ruzzier
Three cheers for Two Mice – one clever, number-wielding adventure. Using the simplest of formats – 3-2-1, then 1-2-3, Ruzzier’s mice explore their world and their friendship in two-word sentences. From the boat with Two Oars to hitting Three Rocks, the audience is treated to a story unlike any other. The small case size works well with one-on-one sharing, but was also successful as a small-group read aloud. Highly recommended. Share with ages 2-5. © 2015.
Mercy Watson to the Rescue by Kate DiCamillo
We finished the 2nd half of Mercy’s adventures from last week.