A child with a knack for solving problems helps some hungry fish and finds a treasure. Illustrated folk tale teaches how to spot opportunities to help others and make money; comes with ideas for businesses; money-making activities; and online resources on finding customers, managing money, job ideas, and moving up in an organization (for kids ages 4 and up). Young children will be captivated by the story; older ones will want to apply the things they learn about business. Teach someone to fish. This how-to book on work bridges the gap between what kids learn in school about jobs, careers, small business, finance, economics, and what they should know (how to serve others).
The Bridge of the Golden Wood is a lovely retelling of a folk tale about earning a living. The illustrations are beautiful and the simple story of a boy taking the advice of an old woman and clearing a log to enable fish to eat demonstrates how helping others can result in a treasure. I love the simplicity of this story. I gave this four stars because of the visibility of the words on the page.
What a lesson in frugality! I loved the way every time the coat wore out the phrase was repeated, He snipped and he clipped--and he stitched and he sewed... In our throwaway society today, this is an excellent lesson for children to see that just because something is worn doesn't mean they can't use their imaginations and make it something else. Wonderful book and illustrations.
Activities for another great old tale from Printable Pre-K
Use this classic story to teach sharing through shadow matching, an easy to learn and teach song, letter tracing and patterns. The story of Stone Soup, included in this packet has been reworded with vocabulary for an early childhood listener.
Children of all ages will have fun and giggle along as they discover a new way to sing the popular tune "We Wish You A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year." Perfect each verse and then play along with letter combinations that will have everyone laughing out loud. Fun for parents to share with children at story-time, or for the classroom. This silly song will create smiles and a jolly, happy time for all. The book is a companion to the award-winning Grafton and Scratch Publisher's edition of the classic poem, Twas The Night Before Christmas, edited by Santa Claus for children of the 21st. century.
Santa's Song is an easy-to-use concept. Take the song "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" and change the beginning consonant. The book makes it effortless providing a verse for each letter. This would be a great songbook for a preschool class reviewing their letter sounds along with a visual cue for the consonant. There are few illustrations in the book except for the beautiful cover.
Help little ones be patient until Christmas with this storytelling twist on the timeless Advent tradition. Each day, starting December 1st and counting down to Christmas Eve, children can read a story that recounts how Santa and Ms. Claus, the elves and the reindeer get ready for the big night ahead, from Santa’s initial fitness test (will he make it through the chimney this year?) to a behind-the-scenes look at Santa’s toy factory. A book that captures all the excitement and the magic of the holiday season. **Festive hardcover edition with glitter on the cover**
This is a terrific book for parents and kids to read every night during the month of December. Each day there is a little story about the goings-on at the North Pole as Christmas draws near. Some days Santa is making cookies, some days making toys. He is also checking out those naughty and nice lists, but no fear. There are so many good boys and girls this year! This is the kind of book that will come out year after year on the first of December.
Enjoy this cooking story for young and old (Includes an original Recipe for Lemon Bar Cake)
Pop Pop and Me and A Recipe is a delicious blend of cooking and caring. Pop Pop and Me and A Recipe celebrates the love between a grandson and his grandfather. Join Pop Pop and his grandson as they beat, batter and bond baking the young boy’s favorite Lemon Bar Cake. With full color lovingly painted step by step instructions and a full ingredient list, this book is a sweet recipe for the hearts of Lemon cake eaters young and old.
Pop Pop and Me and A Recipe is the perfect book for a child’s birthday, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Three Kings Day, a Grandfather’s birthday, family reunions, family celebrations, Father’s Day, Grandparents Day and baking fun any day of the year.
You not only enjoy looking at the terrific illustrations in this book you actually hear Pop Pop and his grandson cooking a lemon cake. Pish, peel, glop, twinkle! There are so many words little ones will love hearing and the grandparent/grandchild love between the two characters is adorable. Great book to read and to use making lemon cake with kids.
Sophie wanted a little sister but she got a little brother. At first she was angry, but then Sophie had an idea. Pigtails, a pink dress… and little brother looks just like a little sister! A book about expectations and acceptance, and about loving little sisters and little brothers.
This is an especially good book for preschoolers who are dealing with the life experiences of having a new baby join the family. In the But I Wanted a Baby Sister Sophie wanted a sister but had to deal with having a baby brother. As the story progresses she realizes baby sisters can be annoying too and finds the joy in having a brother. One of the things that attracted me to this book was the illustrations. They are very suitable for reading aloud to one child or a classroom.
Cliffy is a middle child: a little less loud, a little less messy, and a little less conspicuous than his four siblings. One cold, winter morning, Cliffy doesn’t feel like getting dressed. So he tells his mom it’s jammie day and heads to school in his favorite footy pajamas.
His mom might not have been paying attention. His teacher and his dad are distracted, too. So Cliffy gets away with it for a day… then a week… then a month. The other kids at school catch on quickly and start making every day jammie day, too! This playful read-aloud pokes fun at preoccupied adults and lets the kids win. Adorable, nuanced artwork elevates the story with a true-to-life depiction of family chaos, emotion, and warmth. The illustrations especially show off Cliffy’s jammies, which become more worn, torn, and beloved as the months go by.
Middle kids! This book was written for you. Nobody pays much attention to Cliffy, the middle child of five, but he knows what he likes. He announces to the world it is Jammie Day and because all the characters know they really haven't been paying attention to him, let him go to school in pajamas. The illustrations are well done and the book is fun for kids who will love it that Cliffy gets away with Jammie Day, Week and even month. I also like that the publisher took the extra steps to show grade range and where it falls in Common Core.
As a big storm approaches, two strangers arrive in the forest. All the animal families, safe in their homes, are worried. They wonder, “What are they doing there? What do they want?” So, as the pair knocks at the door of one home after another asking for shelter, all the animals turn them away, leaving them to fend for themselves. But then an accident suddenly forces the fox family out into the snow and the wind, and the foxes find they must ask these outsiders for help. Will they find it in their hearts to give it? Céline Claire's heartwarming picture book story delivers a timeless and timely message about the importance of kindness and generosity. With simple and evocative language, it explores how even small gestures can make a big difference to the strangers or outsiders in a community. Artist Qin Leng uses a warm, soft palette in her ink and watercolor illustrations creating a charming and inviting visual narrative that is perfect for young children. This book provides a wonderful opportunity for discussions about being welcoming and helping others in need, including how children can put this into practice by reaching out to the “new kid” or the one who seems different. It also works well for character education lessons on kindness, caring and empathy.
5 Stars Shelter is a wonderful book showing how important it is to be kind to others. This beautifully illustrated tale tells the story of animals preparing for a big storm and then when someone in need knocks on their doors they turn them away. When the fox den caves in, they seek shelter from the same bears they turned away and find them welcoming. Great picture book!