Whew! This has been an exhausting week. Since we went on a little weekend trip, I decided to make 'C' week into a two week unit. I just haven't had time to devote enough time to activities with packing and last minute arrangements.
Here is our letter C book list for the week (well, two weeks!):
- The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle - Classic children's book. A caterpillar emerges from it's egg, finds himself starving, and eats bites of everything he can find. When he gets nice and full, he makes himself a cocoon, two weeks later he emerges a beautiful butterfly.
- A Black Cat an ABC Book by Bernette Ford - Doesn't follow a story, but every page has a letter and a picture depicting what those letters stand for. I love any books that reinforce ABCs and vocabulary.
- The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss - A little boy plants a carrot seed, and despite everyone telling him the seed will not grow, he continues to take care of the plant. Eventually, his work pays off, and it sprouts!
- Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin - Farmer Brown's cows like to type, and that is a problem for Farmer Brown because the cows type letters to him, requesting electric blankets to keep warm in a cold barn, and refusing to provide milk when their request is denied. Funny story, older toddlers will definitely enjoy.
- What's That Sound In the City by Sheryl McFarlane - Sounds of the city. Fun book for parents to make noises as well as toddlers!
- Chicka Chicka ABC by Bill Martin Jr. - Meet the alphabet at the top of the coconut tree, but watch out, there might not be enough room!
- Counting Farm by Kathy Henderson - My favorite 'new' book (new for us) this week! Count the animals on the farm. Really cute pictures, easy rhyming sentences, overall a great toddler counting book.
- Who Took the Cookie from the Cookie Jar? by Bonnie Lass - Fun adaptation of the classic song. Help Skunk find which of his animal friends stole the cookies from the cookie jar.
- Cat's Colors by Jane Cabrera - Explore colors with Cat. Colorful pictures, great for teaching colors to toddlers.
E loved The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Chicka Chicka ABC, and Counting Farm the best. I was happy to have a variety to read with the letter C, and I am sure there are many more options!