This month we are going to try something a little different in regards to our reading. I struggled to find a good book that I liked for both age groups, so instead of Explorers and Creators reading the same book, they are going to read different books.
Our Lil’ Explorers will be reading Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle and Jill McElmurry. This is a sweet book full of sing-sonny rhymes which is great for building vocabulary. It is a favorite in many households.
Our Lil’ Creators will be reading If I Built a Car by Chris Van Dusen. I love this book because it encourages your Lil’ to think creatively about building and engineering. The high volume of text and pages makes it more suitable for our Creators rather than our Explorers.
The first reading is always about reading for enjoyment. As you read this book with your Lil’ Explorer let them just listen and relax. If they point out the animals or ask about the truck, answer their questions and engage their conversation. Make the reading extra fun by using different voices for each animal.
Our Creators are going to be reading If I Built a Car. Allow your Lil’ to enjoy the brightly colored pictures and the full imagination of the little boy as he builds the car of his dream. Show them your excitement when the car has button just for snacks and marvel with them as the car takes off into the sky.
I am very excited to be sharing these two books with you all this month and I know you will love them just as I do. Let me know what you think!