Our February book orders went home this week! All of the teachers here at St. Spyridon Preschool LOVE reading with your children. Reading at home is a great way to teach your child to love learning as well as promoting growing literacy and language skills; plus it’s a great way to spend quality time with your child! Your child’s teachers have chosen some of their favorite books from this month’s order that they would like to recommend to you!
Miss Lori’s picks:
National Geographic Kids Science Reader Pack
Miss Lori loves these books for her class; they are filled with real photographs and facts. They are informative and great books to read together.
All About the Seasons Pack
These packs are a great value; $10 for four books. These books use real photos to help your child recognize signs of each season.
Three Little Fairytales Pack
This pack includes “The Three Little Pigs”, “The Three Billy Goats Gruff”, and “Goldilocks and the Three Bears”. Throughout the month of February the children in pre-k learn about fairytales. Your child would love to have some of those stories at home to read with you!
Miss Rochelle’s Picks:
Biscuit Value Pack
These are fun books following a little dog named Biscuit’s adventures! These books allow you to ask questions like “what do you think will happen next?” As your child gets older, they will be able to notice sight words and begin reading them on their own!
Pete the Cat Book & CD Collection
Pete the Cat is a preschool favorite! He is a groovy cat that always knows how to handle a situation. These books each come with a CD! Books on CD are great for when your child wants to be independent and read on their own, or you can give your child the book and play the CD while you’re in the car!
Miss Kristin’s Picks:
If You Give Reading Fun Pack
This series of book is wonderful! The books are repetitive and familiar which makes reading them extra fun for your child when they can “read” parts of the story with you! The books are written in a similar fashion; but with different characters and adventures, however, the similarities make for a great discussion about what is the same and what is different!
Pass It On
This is a fun book for children to read! Not only is it silly but it teaches an important lesson; what you hear from someone might not always be the truth!
Chrysanthemum is a heartwarming story about a little mouse who thinks her name is absolutely perfect…until the other children at school tell her that it isn’t. Through the story she wishes she had a name that was like everyone elses. In the end, Chrysanthemum realizes that her special name is something that makes her very special and again thinks that it is absolutely perfect!
Miss Jenn’s Picks:
Eric Carle is one of Miss Jenn’s favorite authors! In this book the little cloud takes on different shapes. Your child can use their imagination to figure what they think the cloud looks like. After reading this story you can go outside or to the park with your child and lay on the ground and look up at the clouds to see if you see any shapes!
The Feelings Book
Everyone has feelings. Children have a lot of emotions and it can sometimes be scary! This book helps children to see that its okay to have feelings and together you will read about what makes you feel different feelings. After reading this book you can have great conversations by asking “how does that make you feel?” or “how do you think (person) feels right now?”.
Last Stop on Market Street
Last Stop on Market Street is a sweet story about a Sunday morning a boy spends with his nana. In the end, the boy and his nana go to a soup kitchen to volunteer. This is a beautiful and heartwarming story about the relationship between the generations as well as what it means to help those less fortunate. After reading this story with your child you could talk about a routine you have or even find a way to volunteer your time to help those less fortunate.