Celebrate Children's Book Day

Posted by Teresa M. on Apr 1, 2015 1:35:02 PM

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Celebrate Children's Book Day on April 2, 2015. Children's Book day is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate reading. Fostering a love of reading, at an early age, leads to life-long learning!

Engaging Ideas to Celebrate Children's Book Day

  • Partner read in your classroom. Discuss the book to facilitate comprehension.

  • Find an older "buddy" and read a book together.

  • Write a class book together using the author tool in Big Universe.

  • Creatively design bookmarks or posters that encourage others to read.

  • Read with expression and intonation to a stuffed animal.

  • Choose some read-aloud classics or animated ebooks to share with your child from Big Universe Learning.

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  • List class favorites and create a recommended reading list. Include books from Big Universe.

Screen Shot 2015-03-28 at 4.22.41 PMEarly Bird Gets the Worm

Bruce Lansky (author), Bill Bolton (illustrator) ISBN: 9781442491762

From the publisher, "This Story is Told in Pictures so children 3 to 6 can read the pictures and enjoy the story. Waking up early one morning, Early Birdy watches Mother Birdy catch a worm. Inspired, Early Birdy wants to catch one too. But catching a worm isnt as easy as it looks. Join Early Birdy on an exciting and funny adventure set in a beautiful springtime forest environment created by illustrator Bill Bolton. Don't be surprised to find yourself smiling from ear to ear."

Screen Shot 2015-03-28 at 4.32.52 PMChester Raccoon and the Big Bad Bully

Audrey Penn (author), Barbara Leonard Gibson (illustrator) ISBN: 9781933718156

From the publisher, "In this latest addition to the Kissing Hand book collection, Chester Raccoon must learn to deal with another common problem of childhood: a bully at school. When Mrs. Raccoon learns that there is a bully problem at school, she decides to investigate the situation. But after seeing the bully for herself, she shares a story about a forest that was full of smooth yellow stones, and how the animals living there changed a pointy stone they found into a smooth stone so that it wouldn't hurt any tender paws. Chester, Ronny, and Cassy follow the spirit of Mrs. Raccoon's story when they next encounter the Bully. Approaching him as a group, they invite him to play, proving that the best way to get rid of an enemy is to make him or her a friend. This book encourages children to understand that many child bullies are themselves unhappy and gives readers a good example of settling differences by peaceful means. Educators will embrace this story about a positive strategy for dealing with a bully."

  • These ideas are only just the beginning. Enjoy the day by spending time reading!



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