Saturday, November 24, 2007

Christmas Books

Suggestions for Christmas books for Kindergarten and Preschool can be found below. Click on the titles of the books to read the reviews on them.

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1. If You Take A Mouse To The Movies by Laura Numeroff
2. The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
3. How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Sueuss
4. The Mouse Before Christmas by Michael Garland
5. The Jolly Christmas Postman by Allan Ahlberg
6. Dream Snow by Eric Carle
7. The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore
8. Mrs. Wishy Washy's Christmas by Joy Cowley and Elizabeth Fuller
9. Christmas Trolls Eve by Jan Brett
10. The Wild Christmas Reindeer by Jan Brett

Monday, November 12, 2007

Counting and Number Literature Selections

The following books are suggested counting and number books that could be used for each of the themes indicated. Click on the title of the book to read reviews about each book.

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Numbers Theme
1. The Napping House by Audrey Wood and Don Wood
2. One Hungry Monster: A Counting Book in Rhyme by Susan Heyboer O'Keefe

Transportation Theme
1. One Duck by Phyllis Root

1. Ten Red Apples by Pat Hutchins

1. Ten Dogs in the Window: A Countdown Book by Claire Masurel

Fish Eyes by Lois Ehlert

1. How Many Bugs in a Box? by David A. Carter
2. Ten Little Ladybugs by Melanie Gerth

Feast for Ten by Cathryn Falwell

About Me
Anno's Counting Book by Mitsumasa

In the links below you will find ideas to integrate these books with your lesson plans.

Preschool and Kindergarten Lesson Plans on Numbers and Counting

Printable Math Activities for Kindergarten and Preschool

Suggestions from Subscribers

Below you will find suggestions from subscribers on the site:

One simple matching activity that works well for me is: Collect a selection of plastic bottles in different shapes and sizes with screw on lids, have the children to match the lid to the bottle and attempt to screw on the lid, I remove all the labels and the children guess what had been in the bottle . This activity builds concentration, fine motor skills, socail skills etc....

from Christine Minett

Using abc flashcards put four on the floor and get children to run to the letter u call out once a child knows them let them sit down so that children that don't know don't just follow the crowd. also can be done with numbers or words. from Lisa