Posts Tagged ‘reading’
Hey…have you met Sam yet? I was introduced to Sam quite a few years ago, but my grandson is just getting to know him and his friends, Mat and Cat. My 4 year old grandson was so excited last week when we met for dinner at a restaurant that his mother had to write words on a paper dinner napkin so he could read them to me. These are the first words he has learned to sound out all by himself and he is ecstatic about reading them! He read his first book last week about Sam all by himself.
In case you haven’t met up with Sam yet, you can find whole sets of Bob Books in our library. You will not only meet Sam, but other characters like Jig the Pig, and Dot and Mit. They all have a story to tell. I have to warn you if you haven’t read any of these books before, some of them are pretty silly.
If you’re just learning to sound out words and need some practice, bring your mom or dad down to the library and check out a Play Pak. There’s one called “Make-A-Word” that is awesome. Look inside for “Flip-It”. I want to challenge you to read the whole book, nonsense words and all. I can’t wait to show that one to my grandson. Be sure to ask a librarian to help you find the Bob Books and the Play Paks next time you come to visit!
Happy New Year!
There’s always something exciting about this time of year! It’s more than a slight chill in the air; the sense of possibilities for the upcoming year is palpable. It’s a great time to think about all the ways we want to grow this year. Here are a few of my resolutions for the upcoming year:
1. Learn about the world
My husband and I just took our honeymoon and rang in the New Year in France, but it’s easy to travel the world from the comfort of West Palm Beach. We loved looking through the book This is Paris by M. Sasek before we left!
2. Learn to Crochet
I’ve wanted to learn to knit or crochet for years, and this year I’m taking lessons at a local knitting shop! The library has lots of books full of super cute things I can make once I the hang of this! I love these flowers:
Do you want to learn how to knit? Stop by KidSpace every Wednesday between 3 and 4:30 for the knitting club!
3. Practice cooking and share what I know:
I get a kick out of Julia Child. This year I want to learn more about the ins and outs of why cooking works. There are even rumblings of a series of kids cooking classes here in KidSpace…stay tuned! In the meantime, check out these super fun books that inspire me to make new things:
and Cake Pops
Who else has New Years resolutions they’d like to share? We’d love to hear them here!
See you soon!