Our “C” Books
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Caps for Sale – a pedlar gets his caps stolen by monkeys; Will have your child calling out “Caps, caps for sale! 50 cents a cap!” around the house
Grumpy Cat – a grumpy cat finds an unlikely friend one stormy night; This was Little Sir’s favorite among our “C” books
The Carrot Seed – a boy plants a carrot seed and patiently waits for it to grow
The Very Hungry Caterpillar – an Eric Carle classic about a caterpillar that eats through the week before turning into a butterfly
Clap Your Hands – an old favorite that makes us clap, twirl, jump, and all other sort of silly things!
The Cat in the Hat – we love Dr. Seuss, even if this classic seems so very long to read aloud!
Our “C” Activities
Among the books that we read, Little Sir liked Grumpy Cat the besst and The Cat In The Hat a close second. So we made a cat with construction paper and googly eyes.
I set out several caps for Little Sir to put on like the pedlar in Caps for Sale. He refused to put them on and instead built a tower with nesting cups and shouted “Cups! Cups for Sale!” I love how he’s so free to make up his own twist to a story!
We did our usual coloring, cutting, and pasting of pages torn out from slightly used work books. I also recently bought him a three-ring binder to keep all his work, and he’s just delighted with it!
FInally, we enjoyed following the book Clap Your Hands by Lorinda Cauley and we clapped and swayed and danced together.
Things We Would Have Loved To Do Too
- Wear clown make-up (just lipstick and powder!)
- Draw and cut circles
- Slice carrots for snacks
AlphaBooks is a series here at The Learning Basket documenting ideas on how to gently introduce the alphabet to your child using books and simple activities. To read the start of the series, click here.